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Russell Lichtenstein to speak on "The Absent Workforce: Repercussion of the Family and Medical Leave Act" at G2E in Las Vegas

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The Absent Workforce: Repercussion of the Family and Medical Leave Act

2:00PM - 3:00PM (Wednesday, October 05, 2011)

While well intentioned, the institution of family leave laws in many jurisdictions has created hardships and problems for gaming companies. At this session, experts will discuss how to handle requests and maintain compliance, how to validate reasons for the leave and set enforceable time frames for the employee. This session is intended to help stem abuse of FMLA laws while still providing for your employees. Key Takeaways: • Handling requests and maintaining compliance • Validating reasons for leave and stemming abuse • Setting an enforceable time frame


Russell Lichtenstein is a senior partner for at Cooper Levenson and chairman of firm's casino defense litigation and employment and labor law practice groups. In addition, he is certified by the supreme court of New Jersey as a civil trial attorney and by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a civil trial advocate. Since his involvement as a trial attorney to the casino industry, Russell has successfully defended hundreds of cases against casino clients regarding employment discrimination, sexual harassment, the Family Medical Leave Acts, the Americans with Disabilities Act and wage and hour issues. Lichtenstein was recognized as one of the "Top Lawyers in New Jersey" by New Jersey Monthly magazine for each year in which that honor has been given.

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