DUBLIN, December 03, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "6-Hour Virtual Seminar on The Interplay of the Americans With Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and Workers Compensation" webinar has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination against applicants and employees who are "qualified individuals with a disability." The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1973 (FMLA) sets minimum leave standards for employees for the birth and newborn care of a child, placement of a child for adoption or foster care, to care for an immediate family member with a serious health condition, and for the employee's serious health condition.
And Workers' Compensation provides for payment of compensation and rehabilitation for workplace injuries and assists in minimizing employer liability. While these individual policies are relatively straight-forward in their application in the workplace, understanding how these three laws intersect can be quite confusing and are open to problems if not handled correctly.
ADA, FMLA and Workers' Compensation have different goals and protections for employees, yet all three have provisions that may require an employer to give job-protected time off when the right circumstances are met.
The majority of unscheduled and scheduled absences are related to the illness of employees and/or their family members. Under those circumstances, one, both, or all three of these laws may be involved. Violations of these laws may result in lost wages, back pay, reinstatement, retroactive benefits, compensatory damages, and punitive damages.
In addition to employers' legal responsibilities, employers also have moral and ethical responsibilities to ensure employees receive the benefits and protections these laws provide.
The interplay of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and Workers' Compensation laws has been referred to as the "Bermuda Triangle of employment law." It's imperative for employers to recognize and understand the interplay of the ADA, FMLA and Workers' Compensation laws. Employers have legal responsibilities to comply with these laws or face significant violations for noncompliance. Employers have ethical and moral responsibilities to ensure employees receive the benefits and protections these laws provide.
Each of these three laws have different purposes. The ADA prohibits discrimination. The FMLA sets minimum leave standards. Workers' compensation laws provide for payment of compensation and rehabilitation for workplace injuries and minimize employer liability.
Participation in this webinar will provide participants with a clear understanding of each of these laws and how they interact with each other, incorporating that information into company policies, and the ability to communicate those policies to employees.
Key Topics Covered:
Purposes of the ADA, the FMLA, and Workers' Compensation Laws
Understanding the provisions of ADA, FMLA and Workers' Compensation law
Length of leave
Medical documentation that may be requested
Employee benefits while on leave
Recognizing and analyzing the interplay of the ADA, FMLA and Workers' Compensation law: What's the risk for employers?
Impact of State-enacted FMLA laws
Enforcement authorities for each of the three laws
Running afoul of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Situations in which employees have a sense of unfair treatment
The areas of interplay to consider when managing employee absenteeism
Tactics to keep employers compliant
Determining employers' responsibilities regarding medical and disability-related leave requests
Considering medical leave requests through the lens of the FMLA, ADA, and Worker's Compensation
Protocol for employees requesting medical leaves of absence
Intermittent or Reduced-Schedule leaves
Impact of intermittent leave on performance standards
Supervisors create liability
Reviewing your organization's leave policies and their implications for ADA, FMLA, and Workers' Compensation
Reflecting ADA, FMLA and Workers' Compensation regulations in your policies
Communicating leave policies to employees
For more information about this webinar visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/2ajnv
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