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Disentangle conflicting legal interpretations of what constitutes a reasonable accommodation.
Know when intermittent or short-term leave is appropriate to use.
Ensure employers are taking the right steps in light of legal confusion.
Appropriately manage FMLA leave requests to avoid liability and risk.
Find out EXACTLY what the ADA and FMLA do and do not cover and better understand how workers' compensation laws interact with these two acts.
Get practical tips for handling the most common requests for accommodations, including telecommuting and service animals.
Is an Employee Disabled, Qualified Under the ADAAA? Recent Case Law
Ensuring Reasonable Accommodations: Employer Obligations and How-to's
Handling Top Requests for Accommodations: Practical Tips
MEAGAN D. BAINBRIDGE is a senior attorney of the labor and employment and litigation groups of Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin Law Corporation where she exclusively practices employment law and related litigation in both state and federal courts, and before various administrative agencies. Additionally, she provides advice and counsel to employers concerning their workplace policies, practices, and personnel decisions. Ms. Bainbridge regularly assists employers in all aspects of their employment relationship with their employees, including on such matters as recruiting and hiring; employment agreements and compensation plans; protection of trade secrets; wage and hour laws; independent contractor status; performance standards and disciplinary actions; privacy; leaves of absence and reasonable accommodations; preventing discrimination, harassment and retaliation; preventing and responding to theft and embezzlement; reductions in force, terminations, and layoffs; and compliance with other state and federal employment laws. Ms. Bainbridge also regularly defends employers against employment claims for breach of contract, discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wrongful termination, unfair business practices, violation of wage and hour laws, as well as numerous other tort and statutory employment law causes of action. She has extensive experience litigating class actions. Substantive areas of expertise include California's Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), Title VII, the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and the California Labor Code. She earned her J.D. degree from the American University, Washington College of Law, where she was a member of the Journal of Gender, Social Policy, and the Law and acted as student attorney in the school's Civil Practice Clinic. Ms. Bainbridge earned her B.A. degree in law and society, with distinction and highest honors, from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
BRAD KOLLING is a litigation attorney with Felhaber Larson. He practices in the areas of workers' compensation; employee benefits law; intervention and subrogation; labor and employment; alternative dispute resolutions; and railroad litigation, including FELA claims. He is an experienced litigator in all aspects of litigation, including trials, administrative hearings and appeals. Mr. Kolling is a qualified neutral and assists litigants in alternative dispute resolution, with a focus on workers' compensation mediation. He is a qualified facilitative/hybrid neutral (mediation) pursuant to Rule 114 of the Minnesota Rules of General Practice for the District Courts, a qualified civil adjudicative/evaluative neutral (arbitrator) pursuant to Rule 114 of the Minnesota Rules of General Practice for the District Courts, and has received advanced training in the art of trial skills at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) National Session Program. Mr. Kolling is a member of the Anoka County, Hennepin County, and the Minnesota State bar associations; and the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association. He earned his B.A. and B.S. degrees, cum laude, from the University of North Dakota, and his J.D. degree, with distinction, from the University of North Dakota School of Law.
KELLY ROBRENO KOSTER is a partner with Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC. Ms. Robreno Koster concentrates her practice in complex commercial litigation and employment law. She represents corporate clients in intricate cases involving contract issues, in both individual plaintiff and class action lawsuits, and defends employers against claims related to discrimination, termination, restrictive covenants, FLSA classification, and statutory employee benefits. Ms. Robreno Koster also provides litigation-preventive counseling for employers by drafting personnel policies and employment documentation and conducting Form I-9 audits. She earned her B.S. degree from Cornell University and her J.D. degree from American University.
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