ADA & FMLA Compliance Update


All Locations: Because of the circumstances caused by COVID-19, NELI will be altering the presentation format of this year’s ADA & FMLA Compliance Update to be a LIVE WEBINAR Conference with video rather than the in-person meeting.

In this renowned two-day program, NELI brings together a distinguished panel, including EEOC representatives, to discuss evolving ADA and FMLA law on the most current and practical issues.

Day One, covers the latest developments on ADA issues, including the following:

  • The newest cases on the definition of “disability,” including cases on how long a condition must last and how serious the condition must be, as well as practical tips on how supervisors can avoid “regarding” an individual as disabled.
  • The latest court cases and practical considerations on the meaning of “qualified,” the importance of up-to-date job descriptions, whether handling job stress, getting along with co-workers, regular attendance, overtime, and lifting are considered “essential”.
  • Analysis of particular conduct rules, such as policies on drugs (including state-legalized marijuana), alcohol, violence, safety, co-worker courtesy, and tardiness, and whether discipline must be rescinded if an employee breaks a conduct rule because of a disability.
  • The latest cases on practical reasonable accommodation issues, including what technically triggers the duty to interact, and particular accommodation requests such as leave, change of supervisors, non-competitive reassignment, work-at-home, and a perfume-free workplace.

    Day Two covers FMLA issues, including the following hot topics:

  • The latest DOL Advisory Opinion letters and their impact.
  • The most recent cases on eligibility issues, notice of intermittent absences, retroactive designation, practical guidance on what qualifies as leave to care for a family member, the meaning of “equivalent position,” and the risks of eliminating the job of an employee on FMLA leave.
  • Best practices in managing the medical certification process, the duty to return an employee to work when the employer disagrees with the doctor’s fitness for duty certification, effectively utilizing re-certifications when there is suspected intermittent leave abuse.
  • Tips for managing intermittent leave abuse including fraudulent use of leave and the good faith, honest belief defense.

    All program participants will receive a copy of our updated 2019 ADA & FMLA Compliance Manual - both in a hard copy and downloadable PDF formats.

    This program will provide between 12-14.5 CLE/CEU hours, depending upon the jurisdiction. NELI is an approved provider of HRCI and SHRM for recertification credit. NELI is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® recertification activities.

    Participants of this program qualify for NELI’s new ADAPT (ADA Professional Training) Certification for 2020.

    Early Registration Fee: $995.00 (available until approximately 3 weeks prior to the seminar date, please consult brochure for exact date)

    Registration Fee: $1045.00

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