ADA, FMLA, and Workers’ Compensation Summit: Understanding Your Intersecting Leave Law Obligations

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

ADA, FMLA, and Workers’ Compensation Summit:  Understanding Your Intersecting Leave Law Obligations  

Tuesday, August 20, 2013
11:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. EST

In June 2013, a federal court ruled against the United Parcel Service for their inflexible leave policy.  The EEOC claims that the package delivery company violated the ADA by allowing only a 12-month leave of absence, failing to provide disabled employees further reasonable accommodations for their disabilities, and firing them if they exceeded those parameters.

Earlier this year, the EEOC also issued revised publications on the rights of employees protected under the ADA – specifically four documents addressing employees with cancer, diabetes, epilepsy, and intellectual disabilities.

With cases like this as well as new ADA revisions, it’s clear that the EEOC is targeting employer leave policies like never before.  So how can you make sure you’re in compliance and that your policies are up to date?

Complicated questions like these 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, so it’s imperative that you know how to determine precisely what you can and can’t do when facing the treacherous triangle of disability and leave laws.

By participating in this interactive one-day event, you’ll learn how intersecting ADA, FMLA, and workers’ comp regulations impact your policies and procedures and what you MUST do to adapt.

In addition, you’ll learn:

  • What the leave and disability laws require and the order they should be applied
  • Key differences between a “serious health condition,” a “disability,” and a “workplace injury”
  • How to tell if someone with cancer is disabled under the ADA and the documentation you may request
  • What to do when you suspect issues related to an employee’s performance may be due to mental illness
  • How to tell if a temporary transfer or change in duties/hours is the answer
  • The game plan for returning a workers’ compensation claimant to work
  • What your leave policy should never state
  • How to have difficult conversations with protected employees about attendance, conduct, or performance-based issues
  • And much, much more!

Register now for this interactive event, risk-free.  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 for you to attend this webinar for free.

For more details about this class, please e-mail

custserv@blr.com, call (800) 274-6774, or visit http://store.blr.com/leave-law-obligations-summit and mention code SpeakFree.

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