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This webinar will help participants unravel this tangled web of often
overlapping employee leave laws. It will help you alleviate concerns
about administrative challenges, employee leave abuse and negative
impact to your bottom line on one end and risk of non-compliance with
FMLA, ADA and workers' comp laws on the other end.
Why you should Attend
The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) requires covered employers to allow eligible employees up to 12 weeks of unpaid job-protected leave and benefits to care for their own or a family member's serious health condition. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) require employers to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified employees with disabilities so that they can perform the essential functions of their jobs-and a leave of absence may very well be such a reasonable accommodation.
An FMLA-eligible employee may also be protected under the ADA/ADAAA, and therefore qualify for an extended leave of absence -beyond the FMLA's 12 week maximum. If that's not enough when you have employees who are eligible for time off from work under workers' compensation laws, the potential for overlap, not to mention administrative challenges and the impact on your company’s bottom line seems to increase exponentially.
Areas Covered in the Session
- The difference between someone with a "serious health condition" under the FMLA and a "qualified individual with a disability" under the ADA/ADAAA
- Use of medical inquiries to determine coverage under the FMLA and the ADA/ADAAA
- Notification requirements under FMLA and ADA/ADAAA
- Reinstatement requirements under FMLA and ADA/ADAAA
- Situations where the FMLA and ADA/ADAAA may overlap
- Intermittent leave requests under FMLA and the ADA/ADAAA
- Terminating an employee who has exhausted FMLA leave time without running afoul of the ADA/ADAAA
- Documentation and meeting guidelines
- Case laws and/or emerging issues
- Best practices
- Issues of particular concern to healthcare/pharma/life sciences professionals and businesses
Who Will Benefit
This webinar will provide valuable assistance to all companies, not-for-profits, educational institutions, governmental agencies and pseudo governmental agencies. Those that would benefit most would be:
- Managers and Supervisors
- Risk Managers
- Benefit Specialists
- Business Owners
- General Managers
- Controllers/ CFOs / Financial Managers
- Human Resource Managers / Administration
- HIPAA Officer
- Privacy Officer
- Health Information Manager
- Healthcare Counsel/Lawyer
- Office Manager
Janette S Levey founder of The EmpLAWyerologist Firm, is an employment/HR attorney with over 20 years legal experience. Ms. Frisch is a legal wellness professional for employment practices and workforce challenges. She works with employers to craft solid employment practices wellness plans tailored to address a company’s needs and concerns. Ms. Frisch offers consultations and legal services on virtually all federal and NJ and NY state employment law issues.