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This episode of Workplace Strategies Watercooler, which was recorded at Ogletree Deakins’ national Workplace Strategies seminar, features a discussion of reasonable accommodation issues emerging from the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), state paid leave laws, and mini-FMLA laws. Our speakers included Shareholder Charles L. Thompson, IV (co-chair of the firm’s Leaves of Absence/Reasonable Accommodation Practice Group, Shareholder Stacy Bunck (Kansas City), and Shareholder John Stretton (Stamford). The podcast addresses the many facets of employers’ accommodations obligations, including timeframes for action, the interactive process, documentation requirements, intermittent claims, and return-to-work issues.


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Leaves of Absence/Reasonable Accommodation

Managing leaves and reasonably accommodating employees can be complex, frustrating, and expose employers to legal peril. Employers must navigate a bewildering array of state and federal statutes, with seemingly contradictory mandates.

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