• 5 minutes

Overview of Federal Laws Providing Leave Rights


If you employee 15 or more people then the ADA applies to you.

It’s important to be aware of the basic requirements under the ADA. Starting with employer’s inability to discriminate against an employee with a disability in any aspect of employment; employers must reasonably accommodate employees with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of their jobs. This video reviews how the ADA protects applicants, new employees, and existing employees; as well as individuals with a disability, with a record of a disability, or who are regarded as disabled.

Runtime: 4 minutes



Salomon Laguerre

Salomon Laguerre

Seyfarth Shaw

  • Associate in the Atlanta office of Seyfarth Shaw
  • Represents and counsels employers on a wide range of employment related issues, including discrimination, leave, wage and hour, and restrictive covenants
  • Conducts regular seminars on issues concerning employee leave under the FMLA and the ADA
  • Written several articles on discrimination and leave issues
  • J.D. degree, magna cum laude, Florida State University; B.A. degree, cum laude, University of South Florida
  • Can be contacted at 404-881-5439 or [email protected]
Louisa Johnson

Louisa Johnson

Seyfarth Shaw

  • Partner in the Atlanta office of Seyfarth Shaw
  • Practice focuses on defending litigation and agency investigations as well as counseling and advising employers across a wide array of industries with respect to wage-hour, leave, and discrimination laws
  • Conducts regular seminars and workshops on numerous issues concerning leave laws and wage-hour laws
  • Written a number of articles on wage-hour and leave law issues
  • Member of the ABA and Georgia Bar, L&E Section
  • Listed as Up & Coming in Labor & Employment by Chambers USA and as a Rising Star by Georgia Super Lawyers
  • J.D. degree, University of Virginia; B.A. degree, with honors, University of Virginia
  • Can be contacted at 404-888-1023 or [email protected]

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