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 FMLA, ADA or workers’ compensation laws, and paid sick leave 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
- Paid sick leave laws
- Leave requirements and limitations
- Accommodation requirements
- Unique concerns
- Violation of employee privacy
- Substance abuse and rehab
- Best practices to resolve conflicts among competing laws and avoid retaliation/discrimination claims
The panel will review these and other critical issues:
- What are best practices to avoid retaliation/discrimination charges by an employee claiming accommodation under FMLA, ADA or workers’ comp or other state laws?
- What are the most common types of employee leave abuse—and how can employers address them 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?
Neil A. Capobianco
Mr. Capobianco specializes in labor, employment and benefits advice, counseling, dispute resolution, and litigation on... | Read More
Mr. Capobianco specializes in labor, employment and benefits advice, counseling, dispute resolution, and litigation on behalf of companies large and small, nonprofits, and executives. For more than 25 years, he has provided practical legal advice to U.S. and multinational companies and executives on day-to-day labor and employment issues and ERISA/benefits issues, has negotiated settlements, separation agreements, and executive contracts, litigated on behalf of employers, executives and professionals, and has performed due diligence and compliance review on labor, employment and benefits matters for corporate transactions.Close
Matthew U. Scherer, Esq.
Mr. Scherer assists employers in all aspects of employment law. He has significant experience in leave and disability... | Read More
Mr. Scherer assists employers in all aspects of employment law. He has significant experience in leave and disability laws, workplace privacy, and data use. Mr. Scherer is a member of the firm’s Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Automation Industry Group and is a noted writer and commentator on the legal issues surrounding these emerging technologies.Close