The ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2009. The law both expands the definition of “disability” and broadens employee protections. Are you prepared?
Order this in-depth 90-minute audio conference recording all about your obligations under the ADA and the ADAAA.
Our experts– experienced employment law attorneys – will cover:
- In plain English, how the Act changes your obligations and increases your burdens under the ADA
- Why the changes will likely result in a sharp increase in the number of individuals found to have a covered disability
- What the new restriction on consideration of mitigating measures means for you as an employer
- What constitutes a “transitory and minor” impairment
- Why it’s now easier for employees to claim “regarded as” bias - and how to protect yourself
- A start-to-finish game plan for effectively - and legally - handling accommodation requests under the new rules
This audio conference will be recorded on Tuesday, January 6, 2009
About Your Speakers:
Thomas N. Makris., Esq., SPHR, is of counsel at the Sacramento, California, office of law firm Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP. He has 20 years of experience in employment-related litigation, in addition to his experience as a senior professional in human resources. Aiding clients in avoiding liability related to hiring decisions and employment contracts, compensation, leaves, discipline, internal investigations and terminations, and layoff decisions, Makris also assists clients in negotiating, drafting and implementing effective employment and executive contracts, employee policies and handbooks, and other employment documentation. He is also a co-author and legal consultant for The Mutual Respect Program, a video-based sexual harassment training and prevention program.
Benjamin L. Webster, Esq., is a managing partner at the Sacramento, California, office of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP. His practice focuses on general commercial litigation, with an emphasis on employment and labor law. Webster has defended countless lawsuits in state and federal court involving allegations such as breach of contract, misappropriation of proprietary information, unfair competition and other business torts, defamation, invasion of privacy, sexual harassment, and discrimination based on race, sex, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, and immigration status. Before completing his legal education at the University of Virginia School of Law, Webster worked in Washington, D.C., as a congressional legislative correspondent, legislative and policy analyst, and newsletter editor for the Joint Maritime Congress.
Approved for Recertification Credit
This program has been approved for 1.5 recertification credit hours toward PHR and SPHR recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HRCI homepage at www.hrci.org. The use of this seal is not an endorsement by HRCI of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met HRCI’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification.