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The Intersection Of FMLA, ADA, And Workers Compensation: Untangle The Web And Avoid Legal Missteps

Webinar: ID# 1026166
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About This Course:
Employee leave is never simple. FMLA, ADA, and workers’ compensation laws are difficult to interpret, and they work in tandem, sometimes occurring concurrently and sometimes consecutively.

In addition to learning when protected employee leave applies, and under which law(s), employers also need to know what to do when someone is not able to return to work at the end of leave, or if the employee is temporarily unable to perform certain functions. And the growing number of state and local paid leave laws only adds to the complexity.

Join us for a widely popular webinar on the intersection of FMLA, ADA, and workers’ compensation so you can get much needed guidance on how to interpret and comply with applicable leave and disability laws. Our presenter, a skilled labor and employment attorney, will provide you with a roadmap to help maneuver the overlapping and potentially confusing compliance obligations under leave and disability laws.

You’ll learn:
  • Answers to thorny yet common questions like “Which law applies first—the ADA, FMLA, or state workers’ compensation?” and “Can I ever terminate an employee who is on a leave of absence?”
  • Examples of inflexible leave policies that could violate the ADAAA
  • The different compliance obligations that may apply under FMLA and the ADA
  • When you generally may require employees to take FMLA leave concurrently with workers’ compensation leave
  • Examples of when leave as a reasonable accommodation under ADA should be granted
  • How to offer accommodations other than leave without violating FMLA
  • What to do if an employee is unable to return to work at the end of leave
  • The game plan for dealing with employees who are temporarily or permanently unable to perform essential functions
  • Pertinent cases that demonstrate EEOC willingness to target employers who don’t comply with these laws
About Your Presenter:

Susan Fentin, Esq.
Partner
Skoler, Abbott, & Presser, P.C.

Susan Fentin joined Skoler, Abbott, & Presser in 1999 after practicing for several years with the Labor and Employment department of a large Hartford, Connecticut law firm. She was made a Partner at Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C., in 2004. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Fentin had a long career in advertising and marketing. As a former business owner herself, she has unique insight into the employment problems faced by business owners. Ms. Fentin has been recognized as a Super Lawyer since 2008, and since 2010, she has been named one of the top labor and employment attorneys in Massachusetts by the prestigious Chambers and Partners rating organization. In 2015, she was honored as one of the Top 50 Women Attorneys in Massachusetts.
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