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    Complex Leave Issues: Intersection of the ADA & FMLA

    Date: February 20, 2018, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
    College of Charleston North Campus
    3800 Paramount Drive
    North Charleston, SC 29405
    $20 Members $25 Non Members
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    Complex Leave Issues: Intersection of the ADA and FMLA


    In this session you will learn the employment and benefits aspects of effectively managing a leave of absence in often-arising but more complex situations.

    The ADA and FMLA continue to confound employers seeking to comply with the often confusing and complex requirements of both laws. This session will focus on both the employment and benefits aspects that emerge when an employee is on leave under the ADA, FMLA or both. You will learn about.

    • The Key and overlapping benefits and employment aspects of the FMLA, ADA and company leave policy.
    • The requirements of the FMLA and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for benefits continuation or termination during leaves of absence, including under the ACA look back measurement method.
    • An effective process for assessing the employment and benefits requirements during leave.

    Speaker: Penny Wofford (2017 National SHRM Speaker)

    Penny Wofford is a South Carolina Supreme Court Certified Specialist in Employment and Labor Laws. She concentrates her practice in the area of employment litigation and employee benefits. She advises and defends employers, employer-sponsored plans, and plan fiducuaries against all types of claims under ERISA and employment discrimination laws. Penny not only provides proactive counseling and legal advice to employers and management regarding human resources issues but also asssits employers with the design, drafting, and administration of welfare benefit plans. Penny is a frequent speaker on employee benefits and employee leave topics and regularly provides company and supervisor training on employment discrimination, documentation and confidentiality.

    During law school, Penny served as a member of the University of South Carolina's Law Review from 1996 until 1998.

    Admitted to Practice:

    • South Carolina
    • North Carolina
    • U.S. District of Appeals, Forth Circuit
    • U.S. District Sourt, Eastern, Middle & Western Districts of North Carolina
    • U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina


    • J.D., University of South Carolina, 1998
    • B.A., Magna Cum Laude, University of South Carolina, 1994

    Honors & Awards:

    • South Carolina Super Lawyers
    • Super Lawyers - Corporate Counsel Edition
    • AV Preeminent Peer Review by Martindale-Hubbard
    • Best Lawyers in America (2013-Present)


    Meeting pending HRCI & SHRM recertification credit:



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