Family Medical Leave Act for Justice Professionals

March 14, 2019
1:00pm - 2:00pm

This webinar will acquaint the public sector employer and criminal justice professionals with a major federal law, the benefits and its requirements. We will consider:

  • Who is protected by the FMLA
  • Basic requirements and definitions in FMLA
  • When the Act is available to staff
  • Intermittent leave and options to reduce workplace disruptions
  • Benefits When on leave
  • Return to work issues
  • Prevention or mitigation of leave abuse

Presenter: Richard Hodsdon has been an attorney for almost 40 years and for his entire career has been involved in civil and criminal matters concerning corrections, criminal prosecution and law enforcement operations. He has over 30 years of experience dealing with management and personnel issues including employment law. Rick currently is an assistant county attorney in Stillwater, MN where his duties include representation of the county and criminal justice agencies. He has trained thousands of government staff on civil litigation, criminal law and personnel issues. Rick has also served as counsel to the Minnesota Sheriffs Association for over 30 years.

Rick’s career includes 8 years with the MN attorney general’s office and a year in private practice defending government officials in civil litigation. Rick and has served as an instructor for NIC, the AELE and School of Police Staff and Command on a variety of topics. He is the author of several books and in addition to his law degree has a Masters in public administration.