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In this podcast recorded at Ogletree Deakins’ national Workplace Strategies seminar, Sheri Giger (shareholder, Pittsburgh) and Charles Thompson (shareholder, San Francisco) identify gaps that employers may have in their reasonable accommodation and leave of absence processes. Sheri and Charles, who is co-chair of the firm’s Leaves of Absence/Reasonable Accommodation Practice Group, discuss the intersection of the FMLA, ADA, and PWFA; workers’ compensation; reasonable accommodation obligations; short- and long-term disability laws; light duty under the ADA; and state law. The speakers offer practical tips, including identifying key internal players, checking for compliance gaps, and not taking a wrong turn when handling leave and accommodation requests.

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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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