December 6, 2016

Navigating the Complex Intersection of FMLA, ADA and Workers' Compensation Laws

The Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), and state workers’ compensation laws require employers to comply with a myriad of comprehensive and complicated obligations related to employees’ requests for medical or disability-related leave. This webinar will explore how these laws interact and what campus counsel can do to support institutional compliance and efficiency.

Topics will include:

  • Overview of purposes and provisions of ADA, FMLA, and workers' compensation laws
  • Process issues, including medical authorizations and return to work
  • Intermittent leave, telework and wellness programs
  • Faculty and tenure issues

This webinar will be of interest to general counsel and attorneys who advise colleges and universities on employment law matters and administrators who work with faculty and staff on personnel issues.

Program Schedule

12:00 P.M. ET

I. Welcome, Introduction of Speakers, & Agenda

II. Process Issues

III. Specific Common Situations - Part 1

IV. Question & Answer Break 

V. Specific Common Situations - Part 2

VI. Faculty & Tenure Issues

VII. Discussion of Hypotheticals

VIII. Question & Answer Break

2:00 P.M. ET

IX. Final Remarks and Conclusion


Megan Norris

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Megan P. Norris is a senior principal and managing director with the law firm of Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C. in Detroit, Michigan and is chair of the firm’s Labor and Employment Law ...

Liliana Palacios-Baldwin

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Lili Palacios-Baldwin began her career at Robinson & Cole LLP where she practiced in the areas of land use, real estate, and labor and employment law, following co-ops with the Massachusetts Land Court ...


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Association of American Universities