Lorman Best Practices in ADA, FMLA and Workers' Compensation Seminar - Atlanta, Georgia

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Date   Jul 26, 2011
Time   8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

About the Program
Get updated on ADA, FMLA and workers' compensation interplay issues – and find out what's on the horizon. As an employer in Georgia, you're faced with an ever-changing maze of laws increasing your obligations to employees who cannot, will not or should not work. Join us for this seminar and find out exactly what you need to know about recent ADA and FMLA updates – and how they interact with Georgia workers' compensation laws. The constantly evolving laws governing leave and disability discrimination allow no room for error or miscalculation. Attend this seminar and find out how to efficiently handle the difficult and confusing interplay of ADA, FMLA and workers' compensation in the workplace and – if worse comes to worst – in the courtroom. Benefits for You • Find out when leave must be granted under ADA, FMLA and workers' compensation laws • Comply with the ADA duty of reasonable accommodation • Strategies for defining occupational injury or disease as it relates to workers' compensation claims • Properly fulfill your legal obligations when statutory obligations conflict

8:30 am – 9:00 am Registration

9:00 am – 10:00 am Georgia Workers' Compensation Law
— Christopher P. Butler, Esq.
• Purpose and Basic Concepts
• Coverage for Work-Related Injuries and Occupational Diseases
• Employee Leaves and Return-To-Work
• What Is an Employer Required to Do?

10:00 am – 10:15 am Break

10:15 am – 11:15 am The Family and Medical Leave Act
— Heath H. Edwards, Esq.
• FMLA Coverage: Who and What Is Covered?
• Employer Responsibilities and Employee Rights
• FMLA Administration
• Miscellaneous Concepts

11:15 am – 12:00 pm Workers' Compensation Legal Updates and Other Related Concepts Affecting Georgia Employers
— Christopher P. Butler, Esq.
• Legislative Updates
• Significant Decisions From the State Board and Recent Court Decisions
• Miscellaneous Concepts

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch (On Your Own)

1:00 pm – 2:15 pm The Americans With Disabilities Act
— M. Blake Martin, Esq.
• Making the Initial Disability Determination and the Effect of Remedial Measures Such as Eyeglasses
• "Regarded as Disabled"
• Special Issues Involving Associational Disability Discrimination
• The Interactive Process and Reasonable Accommodation: Determining the Scope of Your Duty and Creatively Using Resources to Accommodate a Qualified Individual
• Determining When You Have Done Enough

2:15 pm – 2:30 pm Break

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Medical Examinations, Inquiries, and Certifications Under the FMLA, ADA, and Georgia Workers' Compensation Act
— Christopher P. Butler, Esq., Heath H. Edwards, Esq. and M. Blake Martin, Esq.
• Georgia Workers' Compensation Act

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Interplay Between the ADA, FMLA, and Georgia Workers' Compensation Act
— Christopher P. Butler, Esq., Heath H. Edwards, Esq. and M. Blake Martin, Esq.
• Light-Duty Work
• Length of Permissible Leave
• Recent Developments in the ADA, FMLA, and Georgia Workers' Compensation Scenario
• Covered Employers
• Covered Employees
• "Disability" Defined
• Employers' Primary Obligations
• Must the Employee Be Granted the Leave Requested?
• Providing Benefits While the Employee Is on Leave
• Confidentiality of Medical Records
• Intermittent Leave or a Reduced Schedule
• Maximum Leave Period

Moderator: Christopher P. Butler, Esq., Ford & Harrison LLP
Heath H. Edwards, Esq., Ford & Harrison LLP
M. Blake Martin, Esq., Ford & Harrison LLP

HR Certification Institute 6.0 ,HRPD 1.0 ,PACE 7.0 including ChFC 7; CLF 7; CLU 7; REBC 7; RHU 7 ,GA CLE 6.0