ADA and Leaves of Absence: What you Need to Know Including Guidance from the Recent EEOC Resource Document

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On-Demand (OD)     $299.00
Duration: 90 minutes including question and answer period.
Presenter: Melissa Fleischer, attorney at law and president, HR Learning Center LLC
Price: $299.00, On-Demand includes full audio presentation, question and answer session, and presentation slides.
CE Credits: This program has been approved for 1.5 general recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. This program is valid for 1.5 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.
Who Should Attend? HR, in-house counsel, financial officers, CEOs

On May 9, 2016 the EEOC issued a new “resource document” targeting companies who have not seemed to understand that leave of absences can and often are a reasonable accommodation under the ADA. In this “resource document,” the EEOC has focused on employers with policies that “unlawfully restrict the use of leave as a reasonable accommodation”. The EEOC contends that this indicates that employers are not understanding that leave can be a reasonable accommodation under the ADA and has caused an increase in ADA disability discrimination complaints. Thus, the EEOC in this new document helps employers understand “how to approach requests for leave as a reasonable accommodation so that employees can manage their health and employers can meet their business needs.”

Please join Melissa Fleischer as she covers the EEOC’s recent guidance and helps you understand the federal laws in play, the employer’s associated legal responsibilities, and how to provide the employee with the right leave option while mitigating the risk of liability.


This webinar will address:

  • Whether a reasonable accommodation includes providing a leave of absence under the ADA
  • How to review your policies to make sure that do not deny or unlawfully restrict use of leave under the ADA
  • Whether telecommuting a reasonable accommodation under the ADA
  • An in-depth review of this resource document to avoid making mistakes when granting leave of absences
  • The definition of undue hardship under the ADA


Your conference leader for “ADA and Leaves of Absence: What you Need to Know Including Guidance from the Recent EEOC Resource Document” is Melissa Fleischer, attorney at law. Ms. Fleischer is the president of HR Learning Center LLC. Ms. Fleischer is a management-side employment attorney with over 20 years’ experience representing clients in employment discrimination litigation as well as providing preventive counseling and training on workplace issues. HR Learning Center LLC offers training seminars, webinars, and consulting on a variety of workplace and human resources issues. She is also a frequent speaker on a wide range of employment law topics including: workplace investigations, anti-harassment training, FMLA and ADA training, workplace violence prevention, etc. Ms. Fleischer earned her J.D. degree from the George Washington University School of Law.


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