The Americans with Disabilities Act was amended and expanded in 2008. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has just issued its final regulations implementing the amendments. Together, these changes in the ADA pose new questions and challenges for all employers when dealing with employees with disabilities. The focus of disability issues will no longer be on whether someone is disabled under the Act, but on all other aspects of the Act. All employers must be prepared to handle this change in the ADA’s focus, and its impact on administering other laws such as the FMLA.
Dickinson Wright’s Labor and Employment group is presenting a sunrise seminar to help employers handle the changes in the ADA. David R. Deromedi and Jeffrey M. Beemer will provide an update on the amendments and the final regulations, with an emphasis on strategies and tips necessary to guide employers through these new developments. Please join us on Tuesday, May 3, 2011. The seminar is from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m.
Seminar Presenters Include:
David R. Deromedi
David is a member of Dickinson Wright PLLC in its Detroit office and practices in its Labor & Employment group. He has frequently litigated ADA and other disability cases in federal and state court, and has represented numerous employers in ADA charges before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He regularly counsels employers on disability related issues such as whether an employee has a covered disability, reasonable accommodations, the identification of essential functions in a job, and when an accommodation may cause an undue hardship. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School.
Jeffrey M. Beemer
Jeffrey is a member in Dickinson Wright's Nashville office. He regularly counsels employers on a wide range of employment issues, including the ADA. He represents employers in employment litigation in state and federal courts. He also represents employers in investigations and claims before the EEOC and Tennessee Human Rights Commission. Jeff is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law.
Please RSVP by Thursday, April 28, 2011 to:
Lori Wilson at 615.620.1727 or lwilson dickinsonwright.com