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Webinar: FMLA, ADA or Both? Addressing the Challenges When Laws Collide

Robin Shea

Understanding and complying with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is complicated at the best of times, especially when the laws interact.

When COVID is involved, it can be even more complex to understand whether and how FMLA or ADA applies, or any number of other state or local leave, disability accommodation or COVID regulations. It can be very easy to make (costly) mistakes.

In this engaging 60-minute webinar, attorney Robin Shea, a partner with the management-side employment law firm Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete reviews FMLA and ADA requirements and how they can interact. She also discusses how COVID-19 and "long COVID" are viewed under both the FMLA and ADA. Finally, she shares ways to avoid common mistakes and goes over practical strategies that employers can put into practice to help their employees and to stay compliant.

After watching, viewers will learn:

  • The key differences between FMLA or ADA, and situations when they overlap;
  • When COVID may trigger an FMLA or ADA obligation;
  • How to balance federal, state and local leave and accommodation requirements;
  • Steps to take to avoid common FMLA and ADA mistakes;
  • And more!

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