Does the ADA Cover Long COVID?

“Long COVID” is a symptom or set of symptoms that persist for more than four weeks after a COVID-19 diagnosis, according to the CDC. Ranging from fatigue to cognitive impairment, these effects can limit some people’s ability to work in the same way they could before they got the virus. Employers should understand the ADA implications related to absence management.  … Continued

Coronavirus Takes Center Stage

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requires certain employers to provide paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave to employees due to COVID-19. What should employers know?

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Absence Management Academy: A deep dive on FMLA

The FMLA federal law provides up to 12 or 26 weeks of unpaid leave during a 12-month period, return to the same or equivalent position with health benefits intact for an employee. What are the employers’ responsibilities?

EEOC strikes again! $4.85 million consent decree punishing inflexible leave policies in violation of ADA

Marti Cardi, J.D., Chief Compliance Officer Megan G. Holstein, J.D., Senior Counsel On November 8, 2012, the EEOC achieved yet another multi-million dollar settlement in a lawsuit alleging systematic disability discrimination, specifically targeting an employer’s inflexible leave policy.  Specifically, the employer’s policies required two things: first, any employee who took a leave of absence for … Continued