Complexities and Interactions with ADA and FMLA, WC, TDI – Rebooted and Refreshed - The Path Forward (HR Professionals)

Barbara Petrus
Speaker:  Barbara Petrus, Esq.
Date:  August 17, 2017     Time:  8:30am - 11:30am
Location:  Hawaii Employers Council
The complexities and interaction with Americans with Disability Act (“ADA”) and Family & Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), Worker's Compensation (“WC”), Temporary Disability Insurance (“TDI”), continue to present tough questions for employers on the best path forward to resolve these difficult issues.
This seminar discusses practical strategies for employers to navigate the various interactions between these complex and the ever-changing laws regarding these leaves.
Employers must consider the interaction between these laws in the following areas:
  • Medical inquiries and examinations of job applicants.
  • Medical inquiries and examinations of current employees.
  • Managing employees on medical leaves of absence.
  • Return of an injured or ill employee to work.
  • Reasonable accommodation of an injured or ill employee.
  • Discharge of an injured or ill employee.
  • Maintenance and disclosure of confidential medical records.
Barbara Petrus will share insights and strategies she has gained in representing small and large business in labor and employment for over 30 years. You will not want to miss the opportunity to review the principles and practices of successful managing of these various leaves.
About our Speaker
Barbara Petrus has extensive experience in the practice of labor and employment law in Hawaii since 1982. She regularly advises and defends a wide range of employers from sole proprietorships and non-profit organizations to large Hawaii and international corporations.
Ms. Petrus is a graduate of Albany Law School and was recently inducted as a Fellow to The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.
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2017 HR Professionals - Building the Next Level of Leadership
In today’s workplace, it is not enough for HR professionals to maintain the status quo within their departments. Instead of focusing solely on administrative tasks, senior leaders now expect their HR teams to work strategically to support organizational goals.  These teams will struggle to do so, however, if their employees have not developed their skills to advance beyond administrative work.
To ensure that both your HR team and your organization remain competitive, it is more important than ever for your HR employees to develop mid- to senior-level competency.  Building on Hawaii Employers Council’s HR Fundamentals certificate training series, we are pleased to announce the 2017 HR Professionals series.  The series, which targets those professionals that already possess the knowledge and skills covered in HR Fundamentals, includes the following session topics:



Receive a 20% discount by registering for the entire Series
(total of four sessions; discount taken from the total payment).

This session is closed.  For information on waitlisting contact Victoria Tasaka at


$  95 - Oahu Members

$  50 - Neighbor Island Members

$175 - Non-Members


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