Employment Law

Reasonable Accommodation and Leave Coordination: A Two-Part ADA Compliance Series for Employers

Presented by Burton Fishman
Recorded On: Thursday, October 18, 2012
Duration: 180 minutes
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Requests for reasonable accommodation under the amended Americans with Disabilities Act present new challenges for employers and the possibility of lawsuits if handled improperly. And with the rising cost of benefits, employers must be able to coordinate their benefits programs to reduce costly overlapping and duplication  That is why we have developed the two-part ADA Compliance Series.

October 18th: Navigating the Employer’s Reasonable Accommodation Obligations Under the ADA

The ADA requires reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, but now the requests may not only be beyond the employer’s capacity 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 ADA and the EEOC’s ADA regulations in an exclusive 90-minute webinar featuring Burt Fishman, one of the nation’s leading authorities on the ADA. Mr. Fishman will share best practices for updating your policies and practices to keep you in compliance and answer your questions during the live Q&A portion of the webinar.

You’ll Learn:

  • What is considered a “disability”?
  • What is considered a “reasonable accommodation” under the law?
  • 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?
  • 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?

October 25th: Surviving the Alphabet Jungle: Coordinating ADA, FMLA, Workers’ Comp and Other Paid Leaves

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 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. Mr. Fishman will also be available to answer your questions during the live Q&A portion of the webinar.

You’ll Learn:

  • How has 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?
  • How do short and long term disability programs integrate?
  • Best practices for designing leave policies

Who Should Attend:

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