Tales from the Trenches: When FMLA, ADA, and Worker's Compensation Converge

December 13, 2017
7:30 AM to 10:00 AM
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Hampton Inn Conference Center
42 Lower Mountain View Drive
Colchester, VT 05446

More often than not, HR professionals will receive information about an employee's medical condition, accident on the job, work capacity, or what is seemingly an accommodation request, and countless questions come to mind. This presentation is all about making the best decision you can with the information that is provided to you in the moment. Our presenters are seasoned experts when it comes to complex labor relations questions regarding FMLA, ADA, and Worker's Compensation, and will provide insight into how you can move forward confidently in providing support & appropriate follow-up for the employee. Feeling like you could go in many different directions when it comes to these topics, or feeling like you need an expert's perspective? -Then this is a meeting you won't want to miss!


About our Speakers

Ben Traverse is a Labor & Employment Attorney at Downs Rachlin Martin. Ben works diligently toward finding proactive solutions for both large and small employers in a variety of occupational fields. Before moving to Vermont with his young family, Ben spent three years as an assistant corporation counsel in the Labor and Employment Law Division of the New York City Law Department. There, Ben represented various municipal agencies, including the New York City Police, Fire and Education departments, as lead attorney before federal, state and administrative tribunals. His practice largely focused on successfully defending against claims of discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination. In the year before joining Downs Rachlin Martin, Ben served as a judicial law clerk for the Vermont Superior Court. In that position, he worked on a number of employment-related matters pursued under Vermont’s civil rights statutes.

Alison Powers began her legal career in private practice in Burlington, and then spent four years as in-house counsel at the Vermont Department of Human Resources.  At DHR, Alison’s work focused on managing the State’s employee misconduct and disciplinary program; acting as the State’s Equal Employment Opportunity Officer; testifying and advising the Administration on legislative initiatives; and supporting HR professionals and Managers regarding interpretation and application of federal and state employment laws and regulations, collective bargaining agreements, and State policies and procedures.  She currently works for the State of Vermont as an Assistant Attorney General focusing on employment law, defending the State’s personnel actions at the Vermont Labor Relations Board and in other judicial and administrative forums.  Alison lives in Hinesburg with her family, and regularly utilizes supervisory best practices on her toddler.


This program has been submitted for certification credit hours.

Please register via www.VTHRA.org


$25.00 Non-Members
$35.00 after 11:00 pm December 8

$15.00 Members
$25.00 after 11:00 pm December 8