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FMLA Update: Best Practices, Changes, and More

Municipal Training Thompson Library/Community Center

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

FMLA Update: Best Practices, Changes, and More

Thompson Library/Community Center
934 Riverside Drive
North Grosvenordale, CT 06255

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Registration beings at 8:30 a.m.


This program will address recent changes to the Family Medical Leave Act in Connecticut and what this means for employee rights. Additionally, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Worker's Compensation Act will be discussed.  Navigating the triangle between these the FMLA, ADA, and Worker's Compensation laws can be treacherous, and a municipality's obligations can at times be difficult to discern.  Attendees will learn how regulations - new and old 0-impact a municipality's policies and procedures, and what municipalities must do to adapt, comply and avoid legal exposure.


  • What to expect with changes to the FMLA in Connecticut
  • What the leave and disability laws require and the order they should be applied
  • Key differences between a "serious health condition," a "disability", and a "workplace injury"
  • What to do when you suspect issues related to an employee's performance may be due to mental illness
  • How to tell if a temporary transfer or change in duties/hours is the answer
  • The game plan for returning a workers' compensation claimant to work
  • What your leave policy should never state
  • How to have difficult conversations with protected employees about attendance, conduct, or performance-based issues


  • Mayors/First Selectmen
  • Town/City Managers
  • Finance Directors & Personnel
  • Public Safety Officials
  • Human Resource Directors & Personnel
  • School Business Managers
  • Board, Commission, and Committee Members

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Bob Hinton
Pullman & Comley, LLC

Mike LaVelle
Pullman & Comley, LLC


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