Free Business Learning Event – Family Medical Leave Act Seminar

MARCH 29, 2016

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA-CareerSource Brevard (CSB), the area authority on workforce development, will host US Department of Labor Wage and Hour Outreach and Planning Specialist, William Richardson for a free Business Learning event seminar informing local businesses on the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

The seminar, will take place from 1:30PM- 4:30PM on Tuesday, March 29th at the CareerSource Brevard Rockledge career center located at 295 Barnes Blvd, Rockledge. There is no cost to attend but seating is limited and registration is required. Interested individuals should register at For additional information, please contact CareerSource Brevard at 321-394-0694 or [email protected].

The two hour seminar for business owners, managers and HR professionals, will define the employers that are covered under FMLA, what eligibility requirements employees must meet to receive benefits and protections of the law; what are qualifying reasons for taking FMLA leave; and what rights and responsibilities both employees and employers have under the law. The seminar is part of an ongoing series of Business Learning events focused on bringing value and education to area employers.

“Mr. Richardson is back by popular demand to talk about a frequently misinterpreted and misunderstood labor law topic.” stated Erica Lemp, Community Resources Coordinator for CareerSource Brevard. “CareerSource Brevard believes in doing our its part in providing educational opportunities to the local business community.”

William Richardson bio photoAbout the speaker: WILLIAM RICHARDSON began his career as a Federal Investigator with the US Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division in North Carolina and transferred to the Jacksonville, Florida district office in 2009. As an investigator, he enforced a variety of Acts that included Agriculture, Child Labor, Government Contracts, Polygraph Protection, Wage Garnishment, Fair Labor Standards, Family Medical Leave and the H program wage requirements for Guest Worker Visas. In 2011, he was awarded the Impact Award for his work on Task Force initiatives and in 2015 received Special Congressional Recognition for his work in compliance education. Currently, he is a Community Outreach and Planning Specialist for the Wage and Hour Division of the US Department of Labor and travels throughout North and Central Florida providing federal labor law training as well as acquiring information on non-compliant industries for planning of directed investigations.