FMLA & ADA: Essentials for Human Resources Professionals and Managers
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a landmark federal law that protects the rights of people with disabilities by eliminating barriers to their participation in many aspects of working in America. In particular, the ADA prohibits covered employers from discriminating against people with disabilities in the full range of employment-related activities, from recruitment to advancement, to pay and benefits. The ADA similarly requires employers to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities.
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides certain employees with up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year. FMLA is designed to help employees balance their work and family responsibilities by allowing them to take reasonable unpaid leave for certain family and medical reasons.
Both of these laws can be challenging for employers. While each of law serve a different purpose, injured or sick employees may have rights under one or both of them. It is crucial that employers understand that the rights that must be afforded employees under each applicable law. Failure to do so can result in significant penalties and expensive, time consuming law suits. This workshop is an interactive, in-person, 2 hour training that will be conducted by an employment law attorney. We will review the basics of each law, including which employers and employees are covered. We also will tackle some of the tougher issues that employers face, including overlap of the two laws.