ADA, FMLA, and Workers’ Compensation Summit: Meeting HR’s Intersecting Leave Law Obligations

Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C., is pleased to announce that attorneys Susan Fentin, Kimberly Klimczuk, John Gannon, and David McBride, in conjunction with BLR® (formerly M. Lee Smith Publishers, LLC), will be presenting a webinar on

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
11:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. EST

In February, the EEOC sued a disability support services company in Arizona for unlawful discrimination on the basis of its inflexible leave of absence policy, seeking lost wages and compensatory and punitive damages. And UPS is dealing with a class action lawsuit over its inflexible leave policy, as the EEOC claims it violates the ADA by allowing only a 12-month leave of absence and fails to provide disabled employees further reasonable accommodations for their disabilities.

With cases like this and dozens more, and new interpretations of the ADA and FMLA, it’s clear that the EEOC is targeting employer leave policies like never before.

Complicated questions arise all the time when the line separating employee FMLA rights, applicable workers’ comp coverage, and employee rights under the ADA is blurred. Employer obligations can get murky very quickly, too, so it’s imperative that you know what you can and can’t do when facing the treacherous triangle of disability and leave laws.

Join us for an intensive, one-day learning event on how intersecting ADA, FMLA, and workers’ comp regulations impact your policies and procedures, and what you MUST do to adapt:

  • Why inflexible leave policies may violate the ADAAA
  • How to distinguish between a serious health condition and a disability that might require leave
  • Special definitions for parent, child, and spouse under the FMLA
  • How to handle requests for extensions of leave after FMLA leave expires
  • The differences between “FMLA-land” and “ADA-territory,” and how understanding that can help you handle leave requests

The standard fee is $597.00, but because of Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C.’s affiliation with BLR, and your valued association with our firm, we’ve made special arrangements to discount your fee to $477.

For more details about this webinar, please e-mail service@blr.com, call (800) 274-6774 and mention code SpeakFree, or visit http://store.hrhero.com/events/virtual-conferences/fmlabootcamp-051915 and enter SAsave20 in the discount code section.

CREDIT INFORMATION: This program has been approved for up to 5 recertification credit hours through the HR Certification Institute. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org.

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