Lessons Learned in Administering FMLA Leaves and ADA Requests for Accommodation - Part I
Administering employee leave requests under TheFamily and Medical Leave Act, 29 U.S.C. § 2601 et seq.(‘‘FMLA’’), and handling accommodation requests underthe Americans with Disabilities Act, 29 U.S.C§ 12101 et seq. (‘‘ADA’’), continue to be some of themost challenging activities for today’s human resourcesand employment law professionals. The FMLA containsmyriad technical requirements that, if not carefully followed,can raise the specter of litigation and significantdamage awards. The ADA is no less challenging, withthe courts routinely requiring employers to provide anever-greater and more burdensome variety of accommodations.
This is a two part series, click here to read Part II.