Employee Leave Under FMLA, ADA and Workers' Comp: Navigating Overlapping and Conflicting Leave Laws
Avoiding Pitfalls With Accommodation, Retaliation/Discrimination; Handling Light Duty, Company Policy Violations and Discipline
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will provide employers’ counsel with best practices to reduce the risk of lawsuits or government action for employee leave violations under the FMLA, ADA or workers’ compensation laws. The panel will outline an employer’s obligations under each of the laws and common areas of confusion and liability.
- Source for legal obligations—and their interplay
- Workers’ compensation
- Leave requirements and limitations
- Accommodation requirements
- Unique concerns
- Employee violation of policy
- Disciplining employees
- Light duty/reinstatement
- Best practices to resolve conflicts among competing laws and avoid retaliation/discrimination claims
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What are the most common types of employee leave abuse—and how can employers address the abuse without violating the law?
- How can employers ensure compliance in situations where they must navigate multiple laws regulating employee leave?
- How can employers approach disciplining an employee claiming entitlement to leave, special ADA consideration or workers’ comp?
- What are the best practices to avoid retaliation/discrimination charges by an employee claiming accommodation under FMLA, ADA or workers’ comp?
Diane L. Kimberlin
Ms. Kimberlin represents both private companies and public entities in many facets of labor and employment law,... | Read More
Ms. Kimberlin represents both private companies and public entities in many facets of labor and employment law, including wage and hour class actions, leaves of absence and the duty to accommodate disabled individuals, and the defense of wrongful discharge claims. In recent years she has devoted a significant part of her practice to the defense of retail and service sector employers faced with wage and hour class action claims.Close
Jeffrey S. Kopp
Foley & Lardner
Mr. Kopp has represented and counseled clients in various labor and employment, FMLA, OFCCP and EEO compliance,... | Read More
Mr. Kopp has represented and counseled clients in various labor and employment, FMLA, OFCCP and EEO compliance, unemployment, workers’ compensation leave, and noncompete and trade secret matters. He arbitrates traditional labor grievances and regularly provides employers with proactive employment counseling techniques to minimize the risk of litigation.Close
Salomon Laguerre, Esq.
Mr. Laguerre represents many of the nation’s leading companies in employment related matters in both state and... | Read More
Mr. Laguerre represents many of the nation’s leading companies in employment related matters in both state and federal courts. His practice includes counseling and representing clients on a wide range of employment issues including discrimination, wage and hour, wrongful termination, as well as disputes arising out of noncompete agreements. Mr. Laguerre represents clients in proceedings before the EEOC, and regularly handles employment-related transactional matters including drafting and analyzing employment agreements, separation agreements, and company policies.Close