Roundtable: “Understanding the Work Comp/FEHA/CFRA Overlap”

September 18, 2014 – September 18, 2014

215 N. Marengo Avenue

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Floyd, Skeren and Kelly LLP is pleased to announce a workshop for advanced training on conducting the interactive process in workers’ compensation cases. At a time when disability discrimination lawsuits (which can arise out of workers’ compensation cases) are skyrocketing both in California and federally, it is more important than ever to obtain the most up-to-date information on managing disability in the workplace. The presentation will cover the crucial overlap between workers’ compensation and the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA)/Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) focusing on: the definition of a disability; pre-employment inquiries; return-to-work policies and procedures; the nuances and legal requirements associated with the interactive process; reasonable accommodations (when they must be offered and what must be offered);  alternative/vacant position obligations; managing medical leaves of absences; medical examinations; performance issues; disciplinary considerations (such as excessive absenteeism in FMLA/CFRA situations); continuation of benefit obligations; and, termination pitfalls. Key trigger points in workers’ compensation cases for conducting the interactive process will also be reviewed.

As an added bonus, Floyd, Skeren & Kelly LLP is pleased to announce that Phyllis W. Cheng, director of the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), which is the largest state civil rights agency in the country, will provide a presentation on the proposed changes to the California Family Rights Act’s regulations, followed by a question and answer session.

The workshop format is designed to provide an interactive and individualized educational experience. The session will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on September 18, 2014, at Floyd, Skeren & Kelly’s Pasadena offices. Breakfast and a working lunch will be provided.