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Certificate Program In FMLA, ADA, And PWFA Compliance ™

course-rating Rating: 4.89 - 389 reviews
Seminar: ID# 1280648
Metropolitan Area:
Video Conference
This session will be held via Video Conference
over three successive days from 10:00am to 5:00pm Eastern
7/29/2024 - 07/31/2024 (10am-5pm EST)
About This Course:

The Requirements For FMLA And ADA Compliance Have Been Updated, And New Laws On Pregnancy Have Been Enacted. Are You Up To Date?

Our comprehensive Certificate Program In FMLA, ADA, And The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act™ includes 17 information-packed sessions that provide complete A-to-Z coverage of all aspects of FMLA, ADA, and the new PWFA compliance, as well as best practices in handling workers' compensation and state-mandated family and medical leave - plus access to our heralded online FMLA and ADA Training & Certification Programs!

Not only will you learn the practical strategies and procedural recommendations that will enable you to tackle the challenging FMLA, ADA, and related issues - and now the PWFA - you confront every day, you'll also get FREE updates whenever FMLA, ADA, or PWFA laws change!

Learn The Key FMLA, ADA, And PWFA Rules On Leave, Reasonable Accommodation, And Other Employer Requirements

This comprehensive three-day seminar and workshop provides you with the FMLA, ADA, and PWFA compliance guidelines for employers, including all the tools and practical knowledge you need to effectively manage your FMLA, ADA, and PWFA compliance responsibilities.

Specifically, this course covers the ADA, PWFA, and FMLA requirements for employers, as well as the new PWFA regulations on pregnancy accommodations, the rules on FMLA intermittent leave, the ADA and PWFA Reasonable Accommodation requirements, what employers can do to protect against FMLA and ADA abuse, plus:

  • The FMLA, ADA, and PWFA rules on who is covered - and whyfmla & ada compliance certification program
  • What is - and isn't - a disability
  • Employee eligibility
  • Leave entitlement
  • Employer posting requirements
  • Intermittent FMLA leave guidelines
  • Handling pregnancy cases that have ADA and FMLA ramifications
  • When your duty to engage in the interactive process is triggered
  • Notifications
  • The laws protecting disabled individuals from discrimination
  • Disabled veterans and the ADA
  • GINA's limitations on acquiring genetic information, and absolute prohibition against using genetic information
  • What is - and is not - a "serious health condition"
  • Identifying "Essential Job Functions" and who is a "Qualified Individual"
  • Medical Certifications
  • Fitness-for-duty testing
  • How to determine if the employee can perform the essential functions of the job
  • What is a "Reasonable Accommodation"
  • What types of accommodations have the courts found to be reasonable?
  • What types of accommodations have the courts found to be an "undue hardship" for the employer?
  • Responding when an individual refuses an offered accommodation
  • Differences between ADA and PWFA accommodations for pregnant workersfmla certification seal
  • ADA "disability" vs PWFA "limitation"
  • Limits on PWFA documentation
  • The PUMP Act: lactation breaks for nursing mothers
  • How PUMP Act and PWFA intersect
  • Return-to-work options
  • Light or modified duty
  • Job restructuring or additional training
  • FMLA job and benefits restoration
  • Tracking leave, including tips for FMLA intermittent leave
  • How to identify patterns, trends, and leave abuse history
  • How to terminate an employee on a leave of absence without violating the law
  • How FMLA, ADA, PWFA, Workers' Comp, and state leave laws work together
  • What needs to be included in your FMLA, ADA, and PWFA policies
What You Receive:
  • 17 information-packed sessions taught by a subject-matter expert on everything from handling Reasonable Accommodations to Intermittent and Reduced-Schedule leaves to Return-To-Work options
  • A 300 page workbook
  • Summary of the new PWFA regulations
  • Sample forms for Medical Documentation, Assessment of Accommodations, and moresample fmla & ada compliance strategy
  • Nationwide case citations
  • Case studies based on real court cases
  • Practical Tips, Best Practices, and Administrative recommendations
  • Interactive Exercises: In addition to learning the rules, you will benefit from several interactive exercises that allow you to practice what you learn! These include:
    • Issues regarding eligibility and administrative requirements
    • Determining what is a substantial limitation to a major life activity
    • How a requested leave of absence under the ADA creates an entire minefield - particularly if the employee is on workers' compensation or FMLA
    • Analyzing reasonable accommodation requests
    • Handling overlapping leave and disability law dilemmas
  • 18 HRCI and SHRM re-certification credits!
  • A ready for framing training certificate!
  • Free updates whenever the laws change
And as a special bonus, you also receive access to our online FMLA Training & Certification Program and our ADA Training & Certification Program! Not only do these programs include numerous administrative tips and procedural recommendations for keeping in compliance, you also receive FREE updates whenever the laws change, plus the ability to earn a Certified Administrator designation.

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"This training session was wonderful - all of the information was very useful and laid out in a way that made it easy to follow."
Fay Wong
"The presenter was very knowledgeable and I learned a lot."
Ashley Gonzalez
"Excellent three days of training. I appreciate the information and the learning environment that was established."
"I liked the trainer's knowledge and found the examples she was able to give and discuss and the stories/examples from the other participants as we talked through the material and tried to apply it to things we were going through in our work lives to be very helpful."
Antoinette Kimble
"Our trainer was amazing: easy to follow, made training fun and interactive."
Lorena Gastelum
"Appreciated Kara's expertise and the open discussion during class to see how others were managing in their environment, etc. Great course!"
Jamie Vanderver
"Great course! I am looking forward to taking more courses in the near future."
Milagros Cabrero
"I found the ADA case studies and the conversations around that topic most relevant to the gaps in my current organization."
Tanica Richards
"I completed the training virtually due to COVID, and I found the trainer, Ann Kiernan, to be really engaging. The real-life court cases and the hands-on exercises were the most helpful for me. Additionally, the training was really up-to-date and included the latest legal developments."
Amanda Moll
"The trainer was excellent!! Great class with a lot of valuable information."
Rebecca Porritt
"Even though this training was delivered virtually, it was very informative and interactive. The presenter, Natalie Ivey, was exceptional in her knowledge of the material and giving real-life experiences as supporting information. The printed materials also were thorough on the subject matter and easy to follow. I found the whole program to be very helpful."
Sondra McKenery
"Norma was very personable, had a command of the subject matter, and I feel we learned a lot from her."
Eric Johnson
"Ann was an amazing presenter and so knowledgeable! She was lively and made the material exciting. I truly appreciated her expertise in this area and the examples she shared with the class; it was all very helpful!"
Ali Evans
"Every piece of the FMLA-focused day was applicable to my job and I ended up with a long list of topics to cover with my department regarding our current administration of leaves. Was also good to hear where we were definitely doing things right! "
Becky James
"Absolutely wonderful!"
Lisa Mendoza Klingelhoefer
"Overall, this was an excellent training. I really enjoyed the instructor, and she sited relevant cases and examples related to the course material. Thanks!"
Laura Judkins
"Our facilitator, Chris, was very knowledgeable. He went above and beyond to seek information from his colleagues with some of our challenges. The materials/forms are very helpful, and I am and will be referring to them regularly."
Connie Molinaro
"The instructor was top notch and had the ability to give real life situations as examples. She was one of the best instructors I have had in my career."
Sue Martinez
"Being able to discuss real-life situations, policies, procedures, etc. with the other HR managers in the class was extremely helpful."
Susie Chunn
"The materials and content covered were extremely helpful for my position. The scenarios and exercises presented were easily related to current situations and issues that may arise."
Connie Mancini
"The presenter was extremely knowledgeable in the subject matter and made a virtual experience more enjoyable. While the class size was small, the presenter was able to relate back to each of our organizations."
Deanna Prescott
"Kara was very knowledgeable on the material, which made the material easy to follow and understand."
Tyshehanna Johnson
"Most helpful part of the training was the interactive discussions with the instructor and understanding the multiple considerations that need to be made regarding employment law."
Eric Johnson
"Ann Kiernan was fantastic. I would recommend her courses to anyone."
Teresa Fiduccia
"Ann could not have been a better more informed more engaging trainer. 5-Stars!"
Adam Odnert
"Ann Kiernan did a great job of explaining everything at a good pace and in a way that made the material easy to understand."
Karen Gonzalez
"I learned a lot. The layout and the teacher were wonderful. She was very knowledgeable on the subject and was able to take our personal experiences and help us understand how to apply them to the laws."
Lisa Duvall
"This training was a refresher yet very educational. Our instructor was very knowledgeable of the material and answered every answer with confidence. The material was a great resource to take home. Overall I would rate 10 out of 10, and would highly recommend this training to others! "
Rosalba Saurez
"I enjoyed Anne's real time examples and expert knowledge of the subject! I could tell that she is very knowledgeable in law and HR and I found that reassuring. Overall, I really enjoyed the course."
Aaron Kliethermes
"This was one of the best online trainings I've had. Thanks to Ann!"
Sarah Arnold
"Thank you! Great training! Will be recommending it to others."
Karen Gonzalez
"The presenter, Kara, was amazing! She helped answer questions and provided many examples of cases we might come across with. She's great!"
Carmelita Zuniga
"Great training! Pace was great and the materials and case studies were all relevant."
Brigitte Rogers
"Ann is a subject matter expert - and a very good trainer."
Rebecca Smotherman

Top FAQs

Leave management includes the processes and requirements of managing employee absences, such as vacation, holidays, sick leave, and parental leave.
Leave Management laws include FMLA, ADA, COBRA, Workers' Comp, and more.
Arguable the most confusing aspect of Leave Management is understanding the benefits for each law - including knowing both state and federal law - for FMLA, ADA, and other laws, especially if the various laws conflict or overlap. More Info
Handling claims, medical certifications, return-to-work, terminations, and more.
They definitely can be. For instance, though FMLA permits up to 12 weeks of leave, certain employees always seem to take a Friday or Monday off under leave laws, so employers need to know what and how they can fight against abuse.
The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons...More Info
FMLA, ADA, COBRA, and Workers' Compensation are difficult enough to administer independently, let alone when you must determine which rule or law takes precedence over another...More Info
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Certificate Program In FMLA, ADA, And PWFA Compliance ™
Metropolitan Area:
Video Conference
This session will be held via Video Conference
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7/29/2024 - 07/31/2024 (10am-5pm EST)
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