Start Date 08/05/2021 08:30 AM
End Date 08/05/2021 03:00 PM


a Virtual Workshop


Are you frustrated by employees who seem to be gone more than they are at work, but you are unsure of how hard you can press them legally? Do you and your district employees responsible for the hands-on management and administration for absences, disability and FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) really understand the intricacies and requirements of the laws that apply?  Would you and they like to have the skills and knowledge needed to keep from misinterpreting or unintentionally not complying with the law? 


Arkansas School Boards Association Staff Attorney Kristen Garner will team up with Missy Duke, Attorney with Cross Gunter Witherspoon and Galchus, for an intensive one-day virtual training on FMLA and applicable FFCRA impacts for school district superintendents and other central office staff who handle this issue daily. The live virtual training will be held on August 5, 2021 via Zoom.


Morning Session (8:30-11:30): Basic FMLA

Attendees will get a comprehensive overview of the law, cover the duties and responsibilities of the employer, and the rights of the employee of FMLA. There will be a strong emphasis on the interplay with sick or other leave, leave taken for childbirth and child bonding, and the employee’s right to job restoration.


Afternoon Session (1:00 to 3:00): Advanced FMLA

The afternoon session will take up where the morning session left off and go in-depth with form completion, timelines, health insurance during FMLA, administrative responses, and real-world practice scenarios.


Attendees must attend both sessions to receive credit for the event.  The cost is $185 per person through July 29, 2021 and $205 after that date. The class size limit is 35.  Due to limits on the number of participants, there will be no refunds for cancellations after August 3, 2021.  If you have registration questions, please contact Kathy Ivy at If you have questions about the training, please contact Dr. Anne Butcher at


Please provide a current email address during registration.  Registration materials, meeting ID number and password will be emailed to you prior to the event.