Navigating FMLA and ADA: Medical Leaves and the Interactive Process

SHRM 2012 Annual Conference
This session presents the legal framework and offers practical tools for effective management and coordination of leave requests under ADA and FMLA.
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Both the FMLA and ADA require employees and employers to engage in an individualized interactive process to discuss requests for leave. This session will address legal and practical implications and the roles and obligations of HR, managers, and employees when exploring leave options, especially relating to such complex issues as intermittent leave and reasonable accommodation. This interactive session will also include case study exercises and best practices for managing this multifaceted process.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 7:00am to 8:15am

Judy Young


Judy Young is Associate Director at the Executive Education of Cornell University’s ILR School. She is responsible for the instructional design and management of public workshops and custom programs for HR and D&I practitioners seeking to advance their skills and leverage equity and inclusion for organizational effectiveness.  Judy’s focus is on developing and sharing strategies for effectively balancing legal obligations with promising practices that promote respectful and inclusive work environments for all.  Judy’s special interest and expertise include the inclusion of workers with disabilities and veterans and she has assisted many organizations in their efforts to increase the integration of these groups in the workplace. Judy  is a frequent presenter at major diversity, employment, and veteran-focused conferences and she is a member of the speaker’s bureau of the Society of Human Resource Management.   

Susan W. Brecher Esq.

Susan W.
Brecher Esq.

Susan W. Brecher, Esq. is on the faculty and a Director at Cornell University, ILR Scheinman Institute. In addition, she is a legal consultant, conducts internal investigations, coaches and facilitates in the fields of employment law, employee relations and conflict resolution. For Cornell, Susan manages, develops instructional design and provides training and online instruction for open enrollment, e-learning and customized programs in Employment Laws, Employee Relations, Internal Investigations, Diversity and Inclusion and Conflict Resolution.

Ms. Brecher also was in-house employment Counsel at ABC and NBC and associated with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom and Epstein Becker Green.

Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
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