Managing employee leaves is probably one of the more complex tasks a human resource professional performs. Working through the tangled web of workers’ compensation leaves, FMLA leave, accommodation requests under the ADA requires intricate handling; or else it can expose the employer to significant risks. A company’s own internal policies, short term/long term leave has been made even more complicated with recent amendments and liberal court interpretations. One false move can land you in court with a claim for back pay, compensatory and punitive damages. These claims always have the potential for significant damages as the employee needing leave is always a sympathetic plaintiff.
Stay on top of various leave issues – from how worker’s compensation leave applies to these recent regulatory changes to the latest definitions of “disability” under the ADA, and more— in this riveting 90-minute On Demand session with Susan Desmond.
Susan Fahey Desmond
Susan Fahey Desmond is a partner with Jackson Lewis, LLP, which has offices in over 54 cities across the United States. She has been representing management in all aspects of labor in employment law since 1985. She is listed in Best Lawyers in America and has been named by Chamber USA as one of America’s Leading ... More info