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December Chapter Mtg: Managing Injured & Ill Employees
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SEPA SHRM holds monthly breakfast meetings featuring keynote speakers covering timely topics related to Human Resources.

When: 8:00 - 10:30 AM
Where: American Heritage Federal Credit Union - Community Room
2068 Red Lion Road
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  19115
United States
Presenter: Maggie Kaye, Esq. (Jackson Lewis, PC) & Katharine Batista, Esq. (Offit Kurman, PA)
Contact: Ilyse Shapiro

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  • 8:00 Breakfast and Networking
  • 8:30 Business Meeting, Introductions and "Hot Topics"
  • 9:00 Featured Speaker
  • 10:15 Professional Networking


"Managing Injured & Ill Employees: Best Practices"

"My employee used all of his FMLA leave and now needs additional time off, do I have to keep his job open?" Questions like this are common and the web created by related laws like the Family Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and similar state and workers’ compensation laws can be incredibly difficult to navigate from a Human Resources perspective. We will explain best practices so that you are complaint with federal, state and local law, while keeping your company protected from exposure.


MAGGIE KAYE (Principal, Jackson Lewis, P.C.)

Marjorie Kaye, Jr. began her legal career as a criminal defense trial attorney and has continued as a trial attorney, specializing in the area of employment law since 1995.

Ms. Kaye has extensive experience litigating in federal and state court, and before administrative agencies. She represents clients on a local and national basis in matters involving sexual harassment, disability, age, race and national origin discrimination, non-compete covenants, breach of employment contracts, and wrongful discharge.

Ms. Kaye teaches seminars on various employment topics such as sexual harassment, diversity, defending administrative charges and investigating employee complaints, as well as advises clients in the appropriate procedures to discipline and terminate employees to avoid subsequent litigation.


KATHARINE BATISTA (Associate, Offit Kurman, P.A.)

Ms. Batista represents businesses in the spectrum of employment and labor matters in state and federal court, as well as before administrative agencies. Specifically, Ms. Batista has experience litigating discrimination, harassment, wage and hour, disability and leave claims, and restrictive covenant and breach of contract cases, including both single plaintiff and class actions.

In addition, Ms. Batista counsels on employment and labor issues, commonly advising on disability and leave issues, and has experience as the only in-house employment counsel at a global chemical company.  Ms. Batista also assists with drafting employment agreements and policies, and has presented numerous trainings on employment law topics. Ms. Batista was selected by SuperLawyers to the 2017 Pennsylvania Rising Stars list.


  • HRCI: 1 General Credit
  • SHRM: 1 Professional Development Credit