The Complexity and Interplay Among ADAAA, FMLA, and Worker’s Comp (WC) – How Do They Work Together, or Not?
Start Date: 2021-03-23
End Date: 2021-03-23
Time: 10:30 am to 1:30 pm
There are times when the legal requirements of both FMLA and the ADAAA are similar, yet at other times one law contradicts another. We find that we can’t comply with both laws at the same time, so which one takes precedence over the other? And where does WC come in?
To complicate matters, WC is a state law, while FMLA and ADAAA are federal laws, and there are other state civil rights laws that also impact FMLA and the ADAAA. Consider that an injury under WC may also be a “serious health condition” under FMLA. State laws may differ from federal laws by covering additional health conditions, may apply to small organizations, or may cover situations in which the federal laws have no say such as domestic abuse. The HR department has the responsibility of sifting through these laws to ensure compliance with each law that provides the best benefit to employees.
This training program will explore how these laws provide entitlements to employees which means they are not considered an optional benefit. So, even if you fail to apply the law to your employee, they can claim protection anyway. For example, if you fail to provide appropriate leave under FMLA, that does not remove the employee’s right to a job-protected leave. The ultimate goal of all three laws is to assist the employee to return to work.
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