The Bermuda Triangle of FMLA, ADA and Workers’ Compensation

July 29, 2015 at 1:00pm2:30pm

There are many laws and rules that govern what happens when an employee takes a leave, or seems to be in need of taking such a leave. The federal Family & Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) is the "bible" for any employer when considering its obligations and an employee's rights in leave scenarios, but other statutes must also be considered. What happens when an on-the-job injury is involved? What happens when the leave is triggered by a disability unrelated to the workplace (e.g. heart attack)?

In the maze of laws that covers leaves of absence, there is a vortex, a Bermuda Triangle, so to speak, where family leave, disability and workers compensation leave issues intersect, or collide, and cause potential problems for an employer. Though each one belongs to different elements and standards, they tend to overlap in many situations. In such cases, the employer should know how to respond.

Session Highlights:

  • The basic elements of various kinds of leave
  • The differences between leave laws and compensation laws
  • The role of accommodation in leave situations
  • Issues involved in discharging employees on leave/returning from leave
  • Class action trigger points
  • Q&A session

Who Should Attend

  • Business Owners
  • HR Professionals
  • In-House Counsel
  • Upper Management
  • Operations supervisors/managers