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Exploring ADA Accommodations & Leave Abuse

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Archived webinar

Diving Deep Into the ADA & FMLA
Exploring ADA Accommodations & Leave Abuse

 Originally Held: Thursday, March 19, 2015
Time: Noon to 1:15 p.m. (EST)
Cost: Complimentary

Presented by Laura M. Dinon and Claudia D. Orr

Topic Overview:

When it comes to compliance, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) are two of the most challenging laws for employers.

This webinar took a deep dive into the complexities of both laws with a particular focus on accommodations under the ADA (and Michigan’s Persons with Disabilities Civil Rights Act) and the prevention and handling of FMLA leave abuse by employees.

Specific topics included:

  • Coverage and applicability of the Michigan Persons With Disabilities Act, as well as required accommodations and undue hardship considerations
  • Coverage and applicability of the Americans with Disabilities Act, including a review of the interactive process, accommodations and undue hardship considerations.
  • Information employers can seek to determine obligations to employees claiming disability and requesting accommodation
  • Strategies for identifying potential employee abuse of FMLA protections
  • Tips for investigating potential abuse
  • Methods for addressing FMLA abuse and for preventing recurrences

Who Should Review?

This webinar was designed primarily for senior and mid-level human resource professionals. Corporate risk managers
and commercial insurance providers should also find this archived webinar helpful in dealing with
this complex area of employment liability.

Continuing Education Credit Information:

This program was approved for 1.25 (general) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and
GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program.  It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.

This seal may only be used for programs that have been pre-approved by the HR Certification Institute. This approval is valid through 3/19/2015 and is not transferable.

For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at

Featured Speakers:

Laura Dinon

Laura M. Dinon - With over 25 years of experience in employment law, Laura M. Dinon concentrates her practice on representing public and private employers in all aspects of employment law, including labor relations. She has a broad client base of small to medium size businesses, including healthcare practices, municipalities and large insurance companies. She handles cases in federal and state courts, as well as arbitrations and administrative agency hearings.

Claudia OrrClaudia D. Orr - A trusted advisor to human resources professionals for over 20 years, Claudia D. Orr is one of Plunkett Cooney's most experienced employment law attorneys. She is well-versed in all areas of employment and labor law and regularly advises clients on such issues as hiring, discipline/discharge, ADA/FMLA compliance, wage issues and employee benefits. She also regularly defends employers in state and federal courts and arbitrations and before government agencies.