Employment Law

ADA Compliance Series: Mastering ADA Accommodation and Leave Coordination

Presented by Burton Fishman
Recorded On: Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Duration: 180 minutes
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Welcome to the ADA Compliance Series:  Mastering ADA Accommodation and Leave Coordination. The series is comprised of two webinars on ADA Compliance, the first on April 17th and the second part on April 24th, each a 90-minute interactive session including Q & A at the end.

Receive 3 HRCI credits for only $349!


Session 1:  Navigating the Employer’s Accommodation Obligations Under the  Amended ADA
April 17th | 2:00-3:30pm ET | 1.5 HRCI Credits

Requests for reasonable accommodation under the amended Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) present new challenges for employers and the possibility of a lawsuit if handled improperly.  The ADA requires reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, but now the requests may not only be beyond the capacity of the employer to provide, they may come from an employee with no current impairment.  How can you comply with the law and avoid facing a lawsuit?

Learn how to handle accommodation requests under the amended ADA and the EEOC ADA regulations in an exclusive 90-minute webinar featuring Burt Fishman, one of the nation’s leading authorities on the ADA.  Mr. Fishman will also share best practices for updating your policies and practices to keep you in compliance.

You’ll Learn:

  • What must an employee do to create the employer’s obligation to interact with him/her about reasonable accommodation?
  • What is the employer’s obligation as part of the interactive process?
  • What is considered to be a “disability”?
  • What is considered to be a “reasonable accommodation” under the law?
  • Is an employer required to provide accommodations such as additional leave, modified duties, reassignment, a modified schedule or a transfer?
  • How can an employer demonstrate that a desired accommodation poses undue hardship?

Session 2: Surviving the Alphabet Jungle: Coordinating FMLA, ADA, Workers’ Comp and Other Paid Leaves 
April 24th | 2:00-3:30pm ET | 1.5 HRCI Credits

With the rising cost of benefits, employers must be able to coordinate their benefits programs to reduce costly overlapping and duplication.  Employers must understand not only the different purposes and requirements of the various leave laws but also how they interact.  And, since the amended ADA brings new challenges in employees’ use of both the ADA and the FMLA, now is the time to be prepared.

Learn the strategies you need to identify and avoid potential problems in designing leave programs and in handling employee leave requests in an exclusive 90-minute interactive webinar featuring Burt Fishman, recognized as one of the nation’s leading authorities on the FMLA and the ADA.  

You’ll Learn:

  • How has the amended ADA affected employees’ use of the FMLA?
  • How do the requirements of the amended ADA, FMLA and workers’ compensation interact?
  • How do you manage paid leave vs. unpaid leave?
  • Best practices for designing leave policies

Who Should Attend the ADA Compliance Series:

  • Human Resources Professionals
  • In-House Labor and Employment Counsel
  • Business Managers and Supervisors
  • Employment Law Attorneys

Want to attend an individual session for $199?
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Burton Fishman Burton Fishman
Burt Fishman Esq. has devoted his practice to developing the "law of the workplace," an interdisciplinary approach that offers employers counsel and representation on a broad range of matters growing out of government regulation of business. In recent years, Mr. Fishman has taken a leading role nationally in advising the business community on the impact of the ADA and the FMLA.  He has repeatedly been recognized as a Washington SuperLawyer in the labor and employment field by Washington Law & Politics magazine and is a long-served Member of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.

A widely recognized author of over 100 books and articles on workplace issues, Mr. Fishman wrote a featured column on the ADA for the Thompson Publishing Group.  His publications include:  The ADA: Ten Years After; Guide to Accommodations of Disability and Religion; HR Guide to Employee Management; The HR Question and Answer Book; Workplace Privacy; and Thompson's HR Policies .