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Why You Should Attend
Leaves of absence and workplace accommodations pose complex legal, regulatory, and policy challenges for both employers and employees. Increases in mental health accommodation requests, post COVID-19 considerations, and the applicability of multiple laws and benefits add to the complexity. Meeting the challenges involves a delicate balance of legal, safety, and employee relations considerations and requires an understanding of the substantive and practical considerations involved in achieving compliance.
In this program, legal practitioners, third party leave management providers, the EEOC and in-house counsel will share legal updates and practical insights on how to manage risk when faced with leave and accommodation challenges. Panelists will provide insights into enforcement and legal trends and share practical approaches to addressing the most thorny issues in these areas using hypothetical but realistic scenarios. The program’s goal will be to provide a legal framework from which pragmatic solutions can emerge.
What You Will Learn
After attending this program, the attendees will be able to:
- Analyze legal and regulatory trends
- Evaluate common pitfalls and practical approaches relating to administering FMLA, ADA, and short-term disability and workers’ compensation benefits
- Employ tips for managing mental health leave and accommodation needs
- Address post-COVID accommodation challenges, including transportation and work-at-home related requests
- Manage issues arising out of transitional return to work
- Assess gender-related trends relating to leave and accommodations
Who Should Attend
Seasoned in-house employment and labor counsel, outside counsel for employees and employers, and HR professionals who are looking for in-depth analyses of the ADA, FMLA, and compliance-related requirements. Presenters will assume that attendees already possess an understanding of the legal frameworks of both laws.
- Convenient half-day program format
Program Level: Overview
Advanced Preparation: Presenters will assume that attendees already possess an understanding of the legal frameworks of the ADA and FMLA.