Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Announcing KJK’s Next Employment Law Breakfast Briefing: Managing Employee Medical Issues Under the ADA

You are invited join KJK’s employment lawyers for our next Breakfast Briefing: Managing Employee Medical Issues Under the Amended Americans With Disabilities Act.

Perhaps no issue confounds and confuses employers more than employee medical issues. The 2009 amendments to the Americans With Disabilities Act have only served to complicate matters for businesses. Now, the ADA covers most employees with medical issues. As a result, it is incumbent upon employers to stay up to date on their obligations to accommodate this unique class of employees. Join KJK’s employment lawyers for a free breakfast to discuss the following issues and learn how to proactively avoid ADA claims from increasingly litigious workforces:

  1. What qualifies as a “disability” under the current ADA?
  2. What are employers’ obligations to reasonably accommodate disabled employees?
  3. How does the ADA interact with the other key laws that concern employee medical issues: the FMLA and workers’ compensation laws?
  4. What does it mean to “regard” an employee as disabled, and why is this subset of the ADA so dangerous?

Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Time: 8:00-8:30 Continental Breakfast / 8:30-9:30 Presentation / 9:30-10:00 Q&As

Place: The Club at Key Center, 127 Public Square, Cleveland

Cost: Free (including parking)

If you are interested in attending this free seminar, or for more information, please contact Andrea Hill, (216) 736-7234 or ach@kjk.com, by April 7, 2011.

Presented by Kohrman Jackson & Krantz, with offices in Cleveland and Columbus. For more information, contact Jon Hyman, a partner in our Labor & Employment group, at (216) 736-7226 or jth@kjk.com.