32 min

Episode 10: ADA and FMLA Back to Basics and Beyond Take It or Leave It

    • Business

Understanding leaves of absence and accommodations in the United States generally begins with the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). While both laws have been around since the early-1990s, their many nuances and moving parts, as well as novel external factors such as COVID-19, continue to require careful navigation by even the most seasoned attorneys, benefits professionals and human resources teams.

During this episode of “Take It or Leave It,” co-hosts Josh Seidman and Meg Toth are joined by their colleague and expert guest, Bill Perkins, from Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s New York Office, to discuss many important issues involving the FMLA and ADA. Specific topics include overviews of the FMLA and ADA, managing intermittent leave under the FMLA, responding to requests for FMLA leave for COVID or COVID-related conditions, leave and remote work as a reasonable accommodation under the ADA, and ADA accommodation requests by employees related to mental health issues.

Understanding leaves of absence and accommodations in the United States generally begins with the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). While both laws have been around since the early-1990s, their many nuances and moving parts, as well as novel external factors such as COVID-19, continue to require careful navigation by even the most seasoned attorneys, benefits professionals and human resources teams.

During this episode of “Take It or Leave It,” co-hosts Josh Seidman and Meg Toth are joined by their colleague and expert guest, Bill Perkins, from Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s New York Office, to discuss many important issues involving the FMLA and ADA. Specific topics include overviews of the FMLA and ADA, managing intermittent leave under the FMLA, responding to requests for FMLA leave for COVID or COVID-related conditions, leave and remote work as a reasonable accommodation under the ADA, and ADA accommodation requests by employees related to mental health issues.

32 min