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Jan 24

National Employment Law Institute – 2012 ADA & FMLA Compliance Update

Scheduled in April 2012, this program is unique to NELI!  NELI brings together a distinguished panel, including EEOC representatives, to discuss every major aspect of evolving ADA and FMLA law. On Day One, NELI will focus on the latest developments under the ADA Amendments Act and the EEOC’s regulatory changes to the definition of “disability,” including practical training tips for supervisors to avoid “regarding” an individual as disabled, the latest decisions on whether an individual is “qualified,” including whether attendance, shift-work, lifting, and handling stress are “essential functions,” and “reasonable accommodation” issues, including leave, reassignment, and modified schedules, among other things. “Direct Threat” and conduct rules will be addressed as well. Day One will also provide an update by our EEOC faculty on the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), including current implementation of the EEOC’s 2010 Final Regulations.

John Fox Personal Note:  I am not speaking at this program, but David Fram is.  David is without doub the most knowledgeable consultant in the country on the ADA and the ADAAA.

Day Two commences with a session on requesting medical information under the ADA and emerging developments concerning voluntary wellness programs under GINA and the ADA. The FMLA Update will provide practical guidance in light of recent case law developments, including managing the medical certification process, the application of GINA’s safe harbor language to FMLA documentation, practical tips to curb intermittent leave abuse, and more. Issues concerning the interaction between the ADA, FMLA and other leave laws will be covered as well. Day Two will conclude with an interactive ADA/FMLA Case Study.

All program participants will receive a hard copy and searchable CD of NELI’s ADA & FMLA Compliance Manual, which will be newly revised for this program.

For more information and to register, go to NELI ADA & FMLA Compliance Update.

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