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February 19, 2019 Chapter Mtg: My Employees Can Take HOW MUCH Leave?!?
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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: Eric B. Meyer, Esq. Partner, FisherBroyles, LLP
Contact: Laurie Sample

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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


My Employees Can Miss How Much Work?!: Managing the Challenges of Leave Under the FMLA and ADA




Master the leave-of-absence issues that challenge even the most sophisticated companies. Better understand thorny issues related to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) in a fun-filled session loaded with Hollywood-inspired hypothetical workplace situations as well as practical advice. Discussion highlights include employers’ common ADA and FMLA mistakes, and coordination between federal leave laws. Return to work armed with best practices for effectively administering leave and reducing liability.


Learning Objectives:


•Better understand the coordination between federal leave laws such as FMLA and ADA.

•Stay up to date with the latest cases and enforcement trends.

•Learn how employers can effectively administer leaves to reduce liability.

•Acquire training tips for managers and supervisors to mitigate risk for the business


Eric B. Meyer, Esq., FisherBroyles, LLP



If you want a nerdy employment-lawyer brain to help you solve HR-compliance issues proactively before the action sequence, Eric is here to help. These days, sexual-harassment training is at the top of most employers’ lists. Eric has testified before Philadelphia City Council and the Pennsylvania House Labor and Industry Committee to address harassment and sexual misconduct in the workplace. The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has approved Eric to train your workforce from rank-and-file to the C-Suite. Additionally, Eric offers day-to-day employment counseling, workplace audits and investigations, and other prophylactic measures to keep your workplace working while you focus on running your business.


Eric is also the President of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Section. He publishes The Employer Handbook (, an employment law blog for employers that the ABA Journal recently inducted into its Blawg100 Hall of Fame. In addition to being a frequent presenter across the country on HR-compliance issues, among other outlets, Eric has been quoted in,, AMEX’s Small Business Open Forum, Inc. Magazine, Business Insurance, Entrepreneur,, The Wall Street Journal, and the British tabloids.


Eric is a trial-tested, experienced litigator that has represented companies of all sizes in a veritable alphabet soup of employment law claims, such as the ADA, ADEA, CEPA, FMLA, FLSA, NJLAD, PHRA, Title VII, and USERRA. Eric also helps clients litigate disputes involving restrictive covenants such as non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, as well as conflicts over use of trade secrets and other confidential information. When he’s not serving as a counselor or advocate, he is helping parties get to “yes” through alternative dispute resolution. Eric serves as a volunteer mediator for the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and court-appointed mediator in the federal court system. 


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