Riverside - Ten Ways to Screw Up Employee Leaves (and Probably Get Sued)
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Riverside - Ten Ways to Screw Up Employee Leaves (and Probably Get Sued)

When: Thursday, June 13, 2019
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Where: The Old Spaghetti Factory
3191 Mission Inn Ave
Banquet Room
Riverside, California  92507
United States
Presenter: James McDonald
Contact: Susan Larranaga

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PIHRA Riverside

Ten Ways to Screw Up Employee Leaves
(and Probably Get Sued)
presented by James McDonald


Mismanaged employee leaves are one of the leading causes of employment lawsuits in California today. This presentation will address topics such as:

Learning Objectives
Participants will learn the following:

  • Why you should not place ineligible employees on FMLA/CFRA leave
  • Why you should put employees injured at work on FMLA/CFRA leave
  • When you must “accommodate” an employee with additional leave
  • What to do if you discover you can do without an employee on leave
  • How to deal with seemingly indefinite leave requests 

Program Agenda

11:30am - 12:00pm: Registration/Lunch/Networking
12:00pm -  1:15pm: Program
  1:15pm -  1:30pm: Q&A




Jim McDonald is managing partner of the Irvine office and a partner in the Los Angeles office. Jim tries employment cases before juries, judges and arbitrators. He has defended hundreds of employment lawsuits alleging wrongful termination, employment discrimination, sexual and other forms of harassment, wage and hour violations, retaliation, defamation and related torts. He also has prosecuted and defended cases involving misappropriation of trade secrets and unfair competition. He has won numerous trials, arbitrations, summary judgments and motions to dismiss and has obtained many favorable settlements in mediation. He also has been designated as an expert witness by the court in several cases.

Jim is author of the book California Employment Law: An Employer’s Guide, published annually by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). He is also editor of the treatise, Mental and Emotional Injuries in Employment Litigation published by BNA Books and he is the author of more than 50 published law review articles. https://www.fisherphillips.com/attorneys-jmcdonald 


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Registration Rates

Category Pre-Registration Onsite
PIHRA Member $30 $40
Guest/Nonmember $45 $55
PIHRA Member In-Transition $25 $30
PIHRA Student Member $20 $25

Online registration closes on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at 8:00pm. Registrations after this date will only be taken onsite.


Cancellation Policy

There will be a 50% administration fee for any cancellations. If you need to cancel, we must receive it in writing (email or fax) 2 business days prior to the event during normal business hours. Refunds will not be given to no-shows. Credits will not be issued for use towards future PIHRA events.


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