Managing Employees' Leaves of Absences

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Product Format
Prerecorded Event
60 minutes
Product Description

ADAAA, FMLA, GINA, and PDA – Learn How to Comply with ALL the Leave Requirement Statutes


Years ago, most workers’ compensation professionals understood completely all of the legal risks. Follow the schedule listed in the statute, check compliance with other rules, and you knew the approximate costs of the claim. However, with the passage of the ADAAA, FMLA, GINA, such claims are not as easy to administer. Even the Pregnancy Discrimination Act has become a claim that many employers rarely see (because you treat pregnancy as any other “temporary disability.”)

How can you comply with each and every one of these statutes when they all have different purposes and different rules? Join this session by labor and employment law attorney Susan Desmond, to become updated with the latest regulations and court decisions – and learn how to not get caught like other employers recently have.

Session Highlights

This session will discuss:

  • The differences between the ADAAA and FMLA when it comes to leaves of absences
  • Do workers compensation statutes require an employer to offer “light duty” positions?
  • The pros/cons of light duty positions
  • Even if your state statute doesn’t require light duty positions, will the ADAAA require it?
  • Can you terminate an employee out on workers’ compensation leave for refusing a light duty position?
  • How to run the various leave requirements concurrently
  • Can you run workers’ compensation payments concurrently with other paid leave such as sick leave, vacation, short term disability, etc.? Can the employee request that you do so even if you don’t require it?
  • How GINA is different from the ADAAA and how is it similar
  • How to treat pregnancies under the ADAAA, FMLA, and PDA (and, yes, it is very different under each statute)
  • When you are required to provide COBRA notices to those out on leave

Who Should Attend

  • All employers, both public and private
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About Our Speaker

Susan Fahey Desmond

Susan Fahey Desmond is a partner with Jackson Lewis, LLP, which has offices in over 54 cities across the United States. She has been representing management in all aspects of labor in employment law since 1985. She is listed in Best Lawyers in America and has been named by Chamber USA as one of America’s Leading Business Lawyers for labor and employment law. She is also listed in...   More Info
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