Overview of the webinar

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 is imperative that employers 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 also have ethical and moral responsibilities to ensure employees receive the benefits and protections these laws provide.  

Each of these three laws serve 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.   Legal compliance can get confusing when these regulations seemingly overlap or seem almost contradictory to implement.  This is the case when the ADA, the FMLA, and Workers’ Compensation intersect.  The intersecting of these three laws is complicated and open to problems if not handled correctly.   Violations of these laws may result in lost wages, back pay, employee reinstatement, retroactive benefits, compensatory and punitive damages.  

Participation in this 4-hour seminar will provide participants with a clear understanding of the provisions of each of these laws, how they interact with each other, how to incorporate that information into company policies, and how to communicate those policies to employees.  

Area Covered In The Webinar

  • Understanding the specific provisions of the ADA, the FMLA, and Workers’ Compensation laws
  • Recognizing and analyzing the interplay of the ADA, the FMLA, and Workers’ Compensation laws:  What’s the risk for the employer?
  • Enforcement authorities for ADA, FMLA, Workers’ Compensation laws
  • Running afoul of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
  • Impact of State-enacted laws
  • Considering medical leave requests through the lens of the ADA, FMLA, and Workers’ Compensation
  • Reviewing an organization’s leave policies and their implications for ADA, FMLA, and Workers’ Compensation
  • Reflecting ADA, FMLA and Workers’ Compensation regulations in an organization’s policies
  • Communicating leave policies to employees
  • Best practices for keeping your organization compliant

Who Will Benefit?

  • Senior leadership
  • Human Resources professionals
  • Compliance professionals
  • Payroll professionals
  • Operations professionals
  • Managers & Supervisors

About the speaker

Diane L. Dee

Years of Experience: 25+ years

Diane L. Dee, President and Founder of Advantage HR Consulting, LLC is a senior Human Resources professional with over 25 years of experience in the HR arena. Diane’s background includes experience in HR consulting, training and administration in co