“ADA Amendments Change the Rules for Employers,” The National Law Journal
In The National Law Journal’s April 21, 2014 Labor & Employment special report, Amy Burton Loggins’ article, “ADA Amendments Change the Rules for Employers,” served as a feature article discussing Congress’ expansion of the definition of “disabled,” implicating workers’ compensation and other job protections. Loggins describes situations in which employers frequently find themselves trying to comply with the changing regulations of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and workers’ compensation. Often, these overlapping and often inconsistent coverages can cause employers high-cost and lengthy litigation. She suggests that companies be mindful every time they work with employees who are missing time from work due to a medical condition – any condition, and advises human resources departments to be at the forefront of any scenario to ensure consistent management and potential accommodations. For the full article, please click here.