Employee Leave Under FMLA, ADA and Workers' Comp: Navigating Overlapping and Conflicting Leave Laws

20 August 2014 Web Conference Past Event

Location

Web Conference

Agenda

1:00 p.m.- 2:30 p.m. Eastern

Avoiding Pitfalls with Accommodation, Retaliation/Discrimination; Handling Light Duty, Company Policy Violations and Discipline

Please join Jeffrey S. Kopp as he presents during Strafford’s 90-minute live broadcast with interactive Q&A on this labor & employment topic.

This CLE webinar will provide employers' counsel with best practices to reduce the risk of lawsuits or government action for violating employee leave requirements under the FMLA, ADA and workers' compensation laws. The panel will outline an employer's obligations under the laws and common areas of confusion and liability.

Managing leave for sick or injured workers under the FMLA, ADA and workers' compensation laws is daunting for most employers. Employers must balance their efforts to prevent employee abuse of leave against the potential for lawsuits or government action for alleged wrongful denial of leave requests.

Administering employee leave is further complicated by the fact that certain medical or disability-related issues can be subject to different federal and state laws at the same time. The employer must then simultaneously ensure consistent compliance with the requirements of each.

Listen as our panel of employment counsel examines the interplay between the FMLA, ADA and workers' compensation laws; discusses common situations where conflicts arise; and offers strategies for employers and their counsel to comply with the laws and minimize liability and government action.

Outline

  • Source for legal obligations—and their interplay
    • Workers’ compensation
    • FMLA
    • ADA
  • Leave requirements and limitations
  • Accommodation requirements
  • Unique concerns
    • Employee violation of policy
    • Disciplining employees
    • Light duty/reinstatement
    • Recordkeeping
  • Best practices to resolve conflicts among competing laws and avoid retaliation/discrimination claims

Benefits

The panel will review these and other key questions:

  • What are the most common types of employee leave abuse—and how can employers respond to them without violating the law?
  • How can employers ensure compliance in situations where they must navigate multiple laws regulating employee leave?
  • What considerations must be taken to handle accommodation and leave requests?
  • What are the key considerations for employers when an employee is injured while violating company policy?
  • How can employers approach disciplining an employee claiming entitlement to leave, special ADA consideration or workers' comp?
  • What are the best practices to implement to avoid retaliation/discrimination charges by an employee claiming accommodation under FMLA, ADA or workers' comp?

Course Fee: The registration fee for the webinar is $148.50. The registration fee for the webinar and CLE processing by Strafford is $213.50.

For additional information and to register, please visit Strafford’s website.

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Employee Leave Under FMLA, ADA and Workers' Comp: Navigating Overlapping and Conflicting Leave Laws

Location

Web Conference

Agenda

1:00 p.m.- 2:30 p.m. Eastern