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Seminar to focus on family and medical leave act basics
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Business managers and human resource professionals are invited to attend a legal seminar in Savannah that will focus on “Basics of the Family and Medical Leave Act.”

The seminar will be held on April 22, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Coastal Georgia Center.

Part of the Legal Awareness in the Workplace (LAW) series sponsored by Georgia Southern University, the seminar will be taught by Shawn Kachmar, an attorney from the employment law firm of Hunter, Maclean, Exley and Dunn, P.C.
The seminar will focus on the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, which requires employers to give unpaid leave to eligible employees for various family or medical issues while continuing their health insurance coverage.

Updated to include amendments to the law that were enacted in February 2008, the seminar will also address employees who request time off to care for a relative who was injured on active military duty.

The LAW series will continue with “Best Practices in Running Background and Reference Checks” in Brunswick on May 13, “Georgia Employment Law” in Savannah on June 24, and “Effective Recruiting, Screening and Background Investigations” in Savannah on July 22.

The fee for each seminar is $69 per person. The fee will be reduced to $59 for anyone who signs up for three or more seminars, and for groups of three or more people from the same firm.

Each seminar provides 1.5 recertification credit hours for individuals with (Senior) Professional in Human Resources (PHR/SPHR) certification.

Advance registration for any of the seminars may be made by calling Georgia Southern University’s Continuing Education Center at (912) 681-5551.

For more information on any of the seminars, visit or contact J. Marie Lutz, SPHR, at or (912) 871-1763.