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    The Intersection Between FMLA, WC, and ADA

    Date: January 17, 2024, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
    Erin Emery - Director of Programs
    Virtual Meeting
    Free Member Registration Fee / $15.00 Non Member Registration Fee
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    “Intersection of ADA, FMLA and WC”

    Description: In this training, participants will delve into the intricate relationship between three crucial legal frameworks. The session focuses on the intersections between the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and Workers' Compensation (WC), emphasizing the challenges and opportunities they present for both employers and employees. Attendees will gain essential insights into the nuances of employer documentation and confidentiality requirements under each law. This session aims to equip HR professionals and managers with the knowledge and tools necessary to navigate these complex regulations effectively and ensure compliance in their organizational practices.

    Participants will come away with a deeper understanding of how to balance legal obligations with the practical aspects of managing employee relations, focusing on maintaining compliance while safeguarding employee rights and privacy. This training is an invaluable opportunity for those involved in any aspect of employee leave, disability accommodations, and workplace injury claims, offering key insights into the synergy of ADA, FMLA, and WC in the contemporary workplace.

    Monica Lynn Kennedy 

    Executive Consultant, Clowder Consultants

    Monica possesses over two decades of extensive leadership experience, including a significant emphasis on training and development. Her distinguished career commenced with service in the Marine Corps, which paved the way for her successful transition into the human resources sector. Specializing initially in recruiting and talent management, Monica progressively developed a profound interest and expertise in compliance and employment law. Her diverse professional journey encompasses roles across various functional areas within organizations, enabling her to acquire a holistic understanding of how distinct business components synergistically operate.

    In her commitment to lifelong learning, Monica has achieved notable academic accomplishments. Over the past 15 years, she has obtained a Bachelor's degree in Global Business Management, a Master's degree in Human Resources and Employment Relations, and a dual MBA in Business Intelligence and Project Management. She embarked on her Doctorate program in 2022, focusing on Organizational Leadership and Development.

    Monica's professional qualifications are further enhanced by her attainment of prestigious certifications. In 2018, she earned the Society for Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) certificate, followed by the HR Certification Institute Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and the International Public Management Association for Human Resources Senior Certified Professional (IPMA-SCP). She is a certified ADA Coordinator and holds an additional certification in DE&I.

    Dedicated to supporting the military community, Monica actively participates in initiatives aimed at assisting veterans and their spouses with career transitions. Her contributions include resume reviews, LinkedIn profile optimization, and conducting mock interviews.

    Monica is currently working on her inaugural book, aspiring to publish it soon. She is also building a reputable speaking portfolio, having been invited multiple times to prestigious events such as the Mid-Atlantic ADA conference, the ADA National Symposium, and the HR Virginia and Maryland state conferences. As an avid runner, she partakes in several runDisney race weekends, completing various distances including the Marine Corps Marathon series.

    Her unwavering commitment to professional development, community service, and personal health exemplifies her well-rounded and dynamic leadership profile.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Gain a clear understanding of the ADA, FMLA, and WC, and how these laws interact with each other.

    2. Delve into the six key areas where the ADA, FMLA, and WC overlap, and understand the implications for employers and employees.

    3. Discuss practical strategies and best practices for employers to navigate the complexities of these intersecting laws.

    Registration Is Closed