Managing Employee Absences and Accommodation Requests Under the ADA and FMLA

SHRM 2013 Employment Law and Legislative Conference
Managing Employee Absences and Accommodation Requests Under the ADA and FMLA
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Workplace Application: Learn how to handle employee attendance issues and requests for reasonable accommodations pursuant to laws and regulations governing family and medical leave and disabilities. Employers are understandably focused on productivity, but their options for managing employee absences and accommodations are limited by the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). With the expansion of the ADA by the 2008 Amendments and the 2010 EEOC regulations, employers must be extremely careful, even as more organizations offer flexible time and teleworking. This program outlines:

  • FMLA and ADA compliance—what the law requires, allows, and prohibits
  • Best practices and recommended policies for handling employee absences and accommodation requests
  • Who is protected
  • Proper procedures and forms to use
  • How to evaluate requests for unpaid leave, schedule changes, teleworking, transfers, and other accommodations
  • How to limit abuses by employees
  • Actions that violate the ADA and FMLA, including retaliation Permitted defenses to charges brought under the ADA and FMLA.
Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, March 11, 2013 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Lawrence P. Postol

Lawrence P.

Mr. Postol is a partner and litigator concentrating his practice in the Labor and Employment Law area. Mr. Postol has defended against claims for race, age, sex, and disability discrimination. Mr. Postol has also handled FLSA, ERISA and OSHA litigation. Additionally, Mr. Postol has extensive experience in workers’ compensation defense, toxic tort litigation, patent litigation and counseling and environmental litigation. Mr. Postol has successfully argued over two dozen cases in the United States Court of Appeals and two cases before the United States Supreme Court.

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
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Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
Business Acumen
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