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Best Practices in ADA, FMLA and Workers' Compensation in Alaska

Learn how to navigate the complex interplay of leave laws with ease. As an employer in Alaska, you're faced with an ever-changing maze of laws increasing your obligations to employees who cannot, will not or should not work. Purchase these reference materials and find out exactly what you need to know about recent ADA and FMLA updates - and how they interact with Alaska workers' compensation laws. The constantly evolving laws governing leave and disability discrimination allow no room for error or miscalculation. Purchase these reference materials and find out how to efficiently handle the difficult and confusing interplay of ADA, FMLA and workers' compensation in the workplace and - if worse comes to worst - in the courtroom. Benefits for You •Find out when leave must be granted under ADA, FMLA and workers' compensation laws •Receive practical guidance to comply with the ADA and ADAAA •Determine the injured workers' entitlement to benefits •Effectively manage employees as they are returning to work
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Agenda

The Family and Medical Leave Act
— Sarah E. Josephson
  • Lessons to Be Learned From Movie Stars (Parental Leave)
  • FMLA Provisions Specifically Geared to Our Military Service Members
  • Recent Court Findings Including a Discussion Regarding the Increase in Cases for Leave for Mental Health Treatment
The Americans With Disabilities Act
— Nancy Harriss
  • ADAAA – Updates and How New Definition of Disability Has Changed the Field
  • Qualified Individual – Can the Employee Perform the Essential Job Functions?
  • Is the Employee Disabled Under the ADAAA?
  • Understanding and Having a Successful Interactive Process
  • Reasonable Accommodation – Leave, Telecommuting, What Is Reasonable?
Alaska Workers' Compensation Update
— Michelle Meshke
  • Reporting an Injury Within the Course and Scope of Employment
  • Types of Benefits
  • Medical Causation and Pre-Existing Conditions
  • Re-Employment
  • Second Injury Fund
The Interplay of FMLA, ADA and Workers' Compensation
— Nancy Harriss, Sarah E. Josephson and Michelle Meshke
  • Return-to-Work
  • Light Duty Work
  • Interplay With Alaska's Mandatory Referral for Re-Employment Benefits Under Workers' Compensation Act
  • How Long Does the Employer Have to Keep the Employee's Job Open?
  • Terminating the Employee If on Leave for a Workers' Compensation Injury
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This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Faculty

Michelle Meshke – Moderator

Russell, Wagg, Gabbert & Budzinski, P.C.

  • Shareholder at Russell, Wagg, Gabbert & Budzinski, P.C.
  • Practices workers’ compensation defense, representing national and local employers, and insurance companies statewide at the Alaska Workers’ Compensation Board, Alaska Workers’ Compensation Appeals Commission and Alaska Supreme Court
  • Frequent speaker on all workers’ compensation topics for employers, adjusters and insurers
  • J.D. degree, University of Oregon Law School; B.A. degree, cum laude, Western Washington University
  • Can be contacted at 907-258-1747 or [email protected]

Nancy Harris

Holmes Weddle & Barcott, P.C.

Nancy Harriss

Attorney with Holmes, Weddle & Barcott P.C.

Practice areas include employment counseling, training and litigation defense, maritime and alternative dispute resolution

Frequent speaker on employment law topics, including ADA, FMLA, and the overlap with workers' compensation and longshore issues

Adjunct faculty, University of Washington School of Law, admiralty law

J.D. degree, cum laude, Tulane University School of Law, New Orleans; B.A. degree, St. John’s College, Annapolis, Maryland

Can be contacted at 206-292-8008 or [email protected]

Sarah E. Josephson

Jermain, Dunnagan & Owens, P.C.

Shareholder with Jermain Dunnagan & Owens, P.C.

Practices labor and employment law

Serves as general counsel to labor unions and represents employers in connection with a range of legal needs

Professional in human resource management (PHR)

Board member of the Alaska Society of Human Resource Managers

J.D. degree, Catholic University of America; B.A. degree, Goucher College

Can be contacted at 907-563-8844 or [email protected]

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Product ID: 391819
Published 2013
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