FMLA, ADA and Workers’ Comp: Making Sense of the Employee Leave Overlap

On-Demand Schedule Sun, November 17, 2019 - Sun, November 24, 2019
Duration 90 Mins
Level Basic & Intermediate & Advanced
Webinar ID IQW15C8291

  • 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
And more!

Overview of the webinar

These three seemingly different bodies of law often intersect in a way that leaves many employers scratching their heads. What are the eligibility/coverage criteria under the FMLA and the ADA/ADAAA and workers comp?  When might an extended leave be a reasonable accommodation? When might it be an undue hardship? Undue hardship can mean different things to different employers. If you are in health care, pharma, banking and finance, to name a few examples, accommodations of leave requests that may be feasible for many other employers, might, for you, be an undue hardship. If it’s not deemed an undue hardship are there steps you can take to mitigate the burden(s)? What are the notice requirements?
In this webinar, you will get answers to these and many other questions. Consider inviting your HR Directors, Benefits Administrators and Executives to join us for this webinar.

Who should attend?

  • Executives
  • Managers and Supervisors
  • Risk Managers
  • Benefit Specialists
  • Supervisors
  • Business Owners
  • General Managers
  • Controllers/ CFOs / Financial Managers
  • Human Resource Managers / Administration
  • HIPAA Officer
  • Privacy Officer
  • Health Information Manager
  • Healthcare Counsel/lawyer
  • Office Manager
 

Why should you attend?

Few employers can say they have never had challenges with leave of absence issues. Virtually every employer in every sector of the American (and global) economy has. 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 headaches and the impact on your company’s bottom line seems to increase exponentially.  But you don’t have to despair!
In this webinar we’ll help you begin to unravel this tangled web of often overlapping employee leave laws. We’ll help you alleviate concerns about administrative headaches, 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.

Faculty - Ms. Janette Levey Frisch

Janette Levey Frisch, Founder of The EmpLAWyerologist Firm, has over 20 years of legal experience, more than 10 of which she has spent in Employment Law. It was during her tenure as sole in-house counsel for a mid-size staffing company headquartered in Central New Jersey, with operations all over the continental US, that she truly developed her passion for Employment Law.
Janette and The EmpLAWyerologist Firm operate under this core belief: It is possible, and it is in an employer’s best interest, to proactively solve workforce challenges before they become problems before they result in lawsuits or steep fines caused by government audits. Janette works with employers on most employment law issues, acting as the Employer’s Legal Wellness Professional — to ensure that employers are in the best position possible to avoid litigation, audits, employee relations problems, and the attendant, often exorbitant costs.
Janette authors the firm’s weekly blog, where you can read each week, in plain English (not legalese) about issues impacting employers today. Janette has written articles on many different employment law issues for many publications, including EEO Insight, Staffing Industry Review, @Law, and Chief Legal Officer. Janette has also spoken and trained on topics, such as Criminal Background Checks in the Hiring Process, Joint Employment, Severance Arrangements, Pre-Employment Screening among many, many others. Janette also serves as a Task Force Member of the Workplace Violence Prevention Institute, a multi-disciplinary organization dedicated to providing cutting edge resources to employers serious about taking a holistic, proactive approach to preventing and minimizing workplace violence.
 
 
 

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