Melissa Fleischer

Melissa Fleischer, Esq., is a sought-after employment law attorney and HR counselor and teacher, having parlayed her 20 years of law practice experience to form HR Learning Center LLC, a company that specializes in helping employers work through a wide range of legal and human resources management issues. As an attorney, Ms. Fleischer specialized in employment discrimination litigation and began offering her clients preventive counseling and training to help them avoid discrimination complaints and other legal problems in the first place.

  • Management-side employment attorney
  • Over twenty years of experience representing clients in employment law discrimination litigation
  • President and Founder, HR Learning Center LLC, an organization that offers training seminars, webinars, and consulting on a wide range of workplace and human resources issues
  • JD Degree from the George Washington University School of Law
Melissa Fleischer

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  1. OSHA Requirements Training
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    OSHA Requirements Training
    Scheduled for 60 minutes including question and answer period. Tuesday, October 18, 2022; 1:30 PM Eastern

    Leading employment attorney Melissa Fleischer will explain how to adapt to new workplace risks and updated OSHA requirements. You will learn the necessary precautions and discover how to protect your employees from mutating viruses and other hazards.

    What You'll Learn

    • What steps must you take to prevent monkeypox outbreaks at work?
    • How will the proposed recordkeeping and lead rules affect your organization?
    • How can you protect employees from all hazards?
    • What should your COVID-19 precautions include at this stage of the pandemic?
    • What are the OSHA requirements for recordkeeping and maintenance?
    • How can you ensure you comply with OSHA poster requirements?
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    OSHA Requirements Training
    Tuesday, October 18, 2022; 1:30 PM Eastern
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    From $189.00
  2. EEOCs Newest Guidance - Vaccines, Incentives, And More
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    EEOCs Newest Guidance - Vaccines, Incentives, And More
    Scheduled for 60 minutes including question and answer period.

    Employment law and COVID-19 expert Melissa Fleischer will help you better understand the latest EEOC guidance and answer your most pressing questions.

    What You'll Learn

    • Can employers ask for proof that an employee has been vaccinated?
    • Does it violate ADA or GINA to ask for proof of vaccinations?
    • Can you retain an employee’s vaccination card or a copy?
    • What are your confidentiality obligations regarding the vaccination card?
    • Do employers have to allow employees to go unmasked per CDC guidelines?
    • Can employers make the COVID-19 vaccine mandatory?
    • Can you legally offer incentives to get the COVID-19 vaccine?
  3. Which Bathroom Should Our LGBTQ Students And Employees Use And Other Legal Issues
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    Which Bathroom Should Our LGBTQ Students And Employees Use And Other Legal Issues

    Discrimination law expert Melissa Fleischer will explain your legal requirements to prevent harassment. You will learn how to respect and protect your LGBTQ students, teachers, and other staff members.

    Topics Covered:

    • How did landmark court decisions affect your obligations toward LBGTQ individuals?
    • Are sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination legally prohibited?
    • What are your legal requirements to protect LGBTQ students and employees?
    • What bathroom policies are lawful and appropriate?
    • What other transgender issues should you consider in policies and practices?
    • How can you use Pride Month to enact policy updates?
  4. COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements: Legal Issues For Schools
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    COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements: Legal Issues For Schools
    Employment law expert Melissa Fleischer will explain the fascinating legal issues surrounding vaccination requirements. You will learn how to protect your community while adhering to the law and avoiding liability.

    What You'll Learn

    • What laws might prevent you from requiring vaccinations?
    • What will the EEOC say on the issue of forcing staff members to be vaccinated?
    • Could your school face legal liability for requiring vaccinations?
    • Must accommodations be made based on religious practices?
    • How should you handle individuals who claim the vaccine is unsafe?
    • May you terminate staff members who refuse to be vaccinated?
    • What policies and procedures regarding vaccination should you implement?
  5. Understanding Pandemic ADA Accommodations For Faculty And Staff
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    Understanding Pandemic ADA Accommodations For Faculty And Staff
    Employment law expert Melissa Fleischer will explain how ADA accommodations related to COVID-19 apply to faculty and staff. You will learn how to respond to remote work and leave of absence requests legally.

    What You'll Learn

    • What reasonable accommodations does the ADA require?
    • What is the “interactive process” you would need to engage in?
    • Do the underlying medical conditions of employees or family members justify reasonable accommodations?
    • Would a reasonable accommodation allow your employees to teach remotely?
    • What would constitute an undue burden?
    • Are staff eligible for worker’s compensation if they contract COVID-19 at work?
  6. Masks On Campus: When To Enforce Rules Or Allow Legal Exceptions
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    Masks On Campus: When To Enforce Rules Or Allow Legal Exceptions
    Leading attorney and COVID-19 expert Melissa Fleischer will help you navigate the challenging situations that arise when employees and students refuse to wear face masks. You will learn the legal requirements and best practices for protecting your campus.

    What You'll Learn

    • How should you respond when an employee refuses to wear a face mask?
    • How should you address a student who refuses to wear a face mask?
    • When are employees and students entitled to reasonable accommodations?
    • Would these employees or students be entitled to work or learn remotely?
    • What medical document would an individual need to provide?
    • Would an employee who cannot wear a mask be considered a “qualified individual with a disability”?
    • Is wearing a mask an essential function of an employee’s job when required by the government?
  7. How To Comply With The New CDC Guidance For Reopening Schools
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    How To Comply With The New CDC Guidance For Reopening Schools
    Leading employment attorney Melissa Fleischer will distill the new CDC guidance into action items you can apply immediately. You will learn how to keep your entire school community safe.

    What You'll Learn

    • What does the CDC guidance require?
    • What has changed since the prior CDC guidance?
    • How can you keep your staff, teachers, and students safe?
    • What are the five key COVID-19 mitigation strategies?
    • What are some of the additional levels of COVID-19 protection?
    • What role do vaccines play in the new guidelines?
  8. LGBTQ Rights And Pronouns: What Employers Need To Know
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    LGBTQ Rights And Pronouns: What Employers Need To Know

    Melissa Fleischer, an expert employment attorney, will explain the essential protections for LGBTQ individuals that employers must provide. You will learn how to update policies and practices in your organization.

    What You'll Learn

    • Are sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination prohibited?
    • What are the details of the cases recently decided by the Supreme Court?
    • What does the Equality Act entail?
    • What are your legal requirements to protect LGBTQ employees?
    • May you limit bathroom use based on gender?
    • Should you have a policy on pronouns in the workplace?
  9. Vaping Is Back: How To Stop It In Your School
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    Vaping Is Back: How To Stop It In Your School

    Melissa Fleischer will explain the insidious vaping epidemic and reveal the increasingly harmful impacts of this practice. You will learn practical tactics to protect your students lawfully.

    What You'll Learn

    • What is vaping? 
    • What are the particular risks of vaping for youth?
    • What are the current state and local laws prohibiting vaping?
    • Should you have a policy on e-cigarettes for students? Staff?
    • What devices can schools legally use in bathrooms to detect vaping?
    • What discipline is appropriate and legally condoned?
  10. How To Prevent Pregnancy Discrimination: Title VII With The End Of Roe v. Wade
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    How To Prevent Pregnancy Discrimination: Title VII With The End Of Roe v. Wade

    Employment law expert Melissa Fleischer will explain how the recent Supreme Court ruling relates to the rights of pregnant employees. You will learn what actions to take and which you should avoid.

    What You'll Learn

    • Does firing an employee for getting an abortion constitute sex discrimination?
    • What employment laws protect employees who get abortions?
    • What is the role of Title VII regarding pregnancy?
    • What are employer obligations under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act?
    • How have recent termination cases caused significant liability for employers?
    • Can you prevent liability for action against an employee who sought an abortion?

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