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Recorded Federal Webinar Trainings

Get expert guidance on navigating challenges, including pandemic-related issues, in your agency with
these popular recorded webinars — available as MP4 downloads or discs!

COVID-19 and Reasonable Accommodation: Applying the Law to Current Challenges


Presented by Gary M. Gilbert, Esq., and Deryn A. Sumner, Esq.

LRP Federal Webinar Speaker Gary M. Gilbert, Esq. LRP Federal Webinar Speaker Deryn A. Sumner, Esq.

Must employees be accommodated for coronavirus-related anxiety? As a risk factor for COVID-19, does age alone trigger a reasonable accommodation requirement? EEO law experts Gary Gilbert and Deryn Sumner take you through these situations and more, detailing how you should apply reasonable accommodation requirements to the novel challenges created by COVID-19 — so your agency can avoid disability discrimination claims.

Navigate the novel federal workplace issues triggered by the pandemic with guidance from a former EEO Director, as Saul Schwartz takes you through must-know OPM, OMB and EEOC guidance, well as leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Plus, you'll get best practices to adjust agency telework policies, administer leave rules correctly and address novel issues including medical privacy rules, enforced leave, CBA obligations and more.

Craft EEO settlement agreements that withstand appeal!Roslyn Brown, whose federal civil rights career spanned three decades, details case decisions and best practices you can use to reach settlements that are well-considered and contain all the crucial elements — so they survive EEOC scrutiny. Includes a look at Executive Order 13839’s impact on “clean record” offers.

Ensure your penalty decisions stand up to review with guidance from expert Robert Erbe, as he explains how to document your Douglas factor analysis and avoid mistakes agencies commonly make. You learn how to use various documentation methods and create a thorough record of your analysis — so you can minimize the risk of reversals.

Make sure you know how to address Paid Parental Leave rules under the FMLA. Federal employment law expert Robin Wink walks you through the rules and OPM's interim regulations and guidance — and then provides her experienced insights on administering it all. Plus, you're alerted to potential problem areas, including eligibility, leave stacking, failure to return to work after leave, and more.

After navigating uncharted issues created by extended workplace closure, your agency faces the next challenge: reopening federal workplaces and resuming operations. Attorney and trainer Robin Wink breaks down guidance issued by OPM, OMB, CDC, EEOC and OSHA and gives you practical tips for compliance, including how to return employees who have recovered from the virus, work with employees who have children who remain at home, accommodate high-risk individuals, and more.

Get expert guidance on when EEO allegations can be dismissed, where practitioners commonly go wrong and how to support your dismissal decisions. Attorney Saul Schwartz explains the regulations plus how the COVID pandemic impacted your agency's approach to the reasons for dismissing complaints — so you make the right decision the first time and head off remand by the EEOC.

7 Ways to Lose a Case at the MSPB


Presented by Richard Vitaris

LRP Federal Webinar Speaker Richard Vitaris

Richard Vitaris spent 28 years as an MSPB administrative judge, and he turns all that experience into practical guidance to keep you on the winning side of your next case before the board. You learn the most common mistakes agencies make that lead to automatic losses — and steps you can take to avoid them.



 

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