2022 ADA Virtual Master Class: Mastering ADA Fundamentals

July 12-13, 2022 | 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern each day | Virtual

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Overview

BONUS: Receive an exclusive FREE download of our sample “Request for Reasonable Accommodation” form with your registration. This exclusive sample resource can be used to help monitor and keep track of your ADA accommodation requests.

Complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) can be a challenge for many HR professionals. The ADA intersects and overlaps with many other laws, like the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and workers’ compensation, and it can be tricky trying to figure out which law to apply to which situation. When you add the COVID-19 pandemic to the mix, complying with the ADA has now gotten even harder.

For instance, in December 2021, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued guidance stating that workers who contract COVID-19 may be protected from discrimination under the ADA. Engaging in the interactive process is crucial when determining whether an employee has a disability related to COVID-19. And to obtain the information you need without violating the ADA, you’ll need to know what you can and can’t ask—and when. Figuring out what kind of accommodation is reasonable and effective can create additional challenges—particularly if employees have been working remotely during the pandemic.

Master the fundamentals of the ADA to stay in compliance by attending our highly anticipated virtual Master Class on July 12-13, 2022! Join Mitchell Williams Law attorney Audra Hamilton for this informative event designed to keep you in compliance with the ADA while teaching you all the legal tips and tricks to help you successfully navigate one of HR’s trickiest employment laws.

You’ll learn:

  • How to determine whether an employee is “qualified” under the ADA;
  • Determine whether an accommodation is reasonable, and what type of accommodation is needed;
  • When to start the interactive process and what the entire process entails;
  • How other laws, like the FMLA, HIPAA, and GINA intersect with the ADA;
  • How retaliation claims under the ADA may arise—and employer actions that in most cases are likely to be deemed retaliatory;
  • How to safely manage the hiring process while complying with the ADA;
  • How to properly accommodate workers with COVID-19;
  • And more!

Check out what previous attendees of this virtual master class have had to say:

“The information presented was pertinent to the current work environment. I particularly enjoyed the presentation regarding Long Haul COVID and the Hypotheticals.”

“The program was very informative. The speakers discussed topics related to disability information that I was not aware of before today.”

“The ADA Virtual Master Class was phenomenal. The presenters were well prepared and very knowledgeable. The chat function was so valuable, questions were answered on the spot or discussed later.”

“There was greater depth of information surrounding ADA, and the hypothetical case examples were extremely helpful. I got more out of this than other webinars recently attended.”

Attendees will also receive 60-day access to the on-demand recording of this training.

Industry Leading Speakers

Agenda At A Glance

July 12, 2022
12:00 p.m. – 12:05 p.m.
Speaker Introductions and Opening Remarks
12:05 p.m. – 1:05 p.m.
Who’s Covered Under the ADA and Who’s Not?
1:05 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
BREAK
1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Providing Reasonable Accommodation – What’s ‘Reasonable’?
1:45 p.m.– 2:15 p.m.
The Interactive Process: From Request to Resolution
2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
BREAK
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Practical Solutions to Complex Problems
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Navigating Through the ADA, FMLA, and Workers’ Compensation Maze
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Q&A
July 13, 2022
12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Response Strategies – Dealing with Mistakes, Avoiding Retaliation, and Mastering Your Defense of Claims
12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Special COVID-19 Supplement
1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
BREAK
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Interactive Hypotheticals
2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
BREAK
2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Interactive Hypotheticals (continued)
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Q&A Session and Final Takeaways