Two of the most important pieces of federal legislation affecting employers today are the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). The FMLA, with its broad definition of medical conditions, generous leave provisions, and tricky administrative requirements, has the potential to create havoc for employers. The ADA's definition of disability and its regulations regarding reasonable accommodations for disabled employees have received significant attention from courts around the nation recently, resulting in an ever-changing environment in which employers must operate. This seminar will inform attendees about the essential fundamentals of both statutes, and will discuss practical steps employers can take to ensure compliance.
9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
I. FMLA Overview
A. Covered Employers And Eligible Employees
B. Reason For Leave What Qualifies As 'Serious Health Condition'
C. Calculating Leave Entitlement
9:50 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
II. The FMLA Leave Process What To Consider Before, During, And
After FMLA Leave
A. Employee's Duties/Responsibilities
B. Employer's Duties/Responsibilities
C. FMLA Practical Pointers
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
III. FMLA Recordkeeping And Notice Requirements
A. Notice Requirements
B. Required Documents
C. Policies And Procedures
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
IV. FMLA Caselaw Update
A. Leave Administration
B. Return To Work Issues
C. Medical Certifications
D. FMLA Practical Pointers 'Lessons Learned'
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
V. Miscellaneous FMLA Issues And Question And Answer
A. Top Ten FMLA Violations
B. FMLA Compliance Issues
C. Interplay Between FMLA And Other Federal Statutes
D. FMLA Question And Answer
1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
VI. Overview Of The ADA
A. 'Qualified Individual With A Disability'
B. 'Essential Functions Of The Position'
C. 'Reasonable Accommodation'
2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
VII. ADA Caselaw Update
A. Definition Of Disability
B. Job Descriptions And Essential Functions
C. Reasonable Accommodation Requests
3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
VIII. Miscellaneous ADA Issues
A. Insurance And Other Benefits
B. Defenses To ADA Claims
C. ADA Relationship To The FMLA, Workers' Compensation, And OSHA
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
IX. ADA Question And Answer