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FMLA Exhausted: Avoid Legal Battles When Additional ADA Leave Is Requested

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May 16, 2018 at 1:00 PM (ET)

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Requests for FMLA leave and ADA accommodations are among the top headaches for HR professionals. What happens when FMLA is exhausted and an employee requests additional leave under ADA? You need to thoroughly understand the law and the EEOC's guidance to properly respond to an employee's request for additional leave so you don't end up in court.

Join our legal expert, Shiloh Theberge, in this 75-minute webinar to gain the guidance you need to respond to leave requests. You can't afford to make a mistake when it comes to complying with the FMLA and ADA.

  • Clear guidance on the FMLA & ADA
  • How to avoid FMLA abuse
  • How FMLA & ADA interact
  • Your legal responsibilities for providing reasonable accommodations under the ADA
  • The interactive process and arriving at a reasonable accommodation
  • What ADA considerations must you keep in mind when considering requests for additional leave when FMLA has been exhausted
  • When can you legally deny a request for additional leave under the ADA
  • What can be considered undue hardship by the employer
  • Documentation needed to keep you out of court
  • Special considerations for mental health conditions
  • Real life examples - Lessons you can learn from court decisions

Program Highlights

  • The Relationship Between FMLA, ADA and Workers' Compensation

    • Identifying potential overlaps
    • How the FMLA and ADA interact
    • How the EEOC's definition of "reasonable accommodation" could conflict with the ADA-FMLA-Workers' Compensation triangle
    • How to bring an employee back to work without violating his or her rights under any of these laws
  • Protect Your Company from Legal Backlash: Let the Law Guide You

    • Top FMLA & ADA mistakes that land employers in hot water
    • Know your company's abilities in terms of curbing FMLA abuse
    • What is a "serious health condition" and what the courts are saying about it
    • What to do when both the FMLA and ADA apply
    • Undue hardship and "indefinite" leave: When can an employer deny a request to leave?
  • Live Question & Answer Session - Have your questions answered by the expert!

About The Speaker

Shiloh has appeared before a number of federal and state agencies throughout New England and the Mid-Atlantic. In addition, she has counseled and trained clients on a wide variety of state and federal employment laws. Shiloh has litigated numerous cases on behalf of management in the federal and state courts of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Connecticut, involving:

  • Employment discrimination
  • Sexual harassment
  • Wrongful discharge
  • Wage and hour laws
  • Disability and reasonable accommodations
  • Family and medical leave laws

Program Benefits

Join us and legal expert, Shiloh Theberge as she guides you through important employer information under the FMLA and ADA.