Disability and Leave Law Forum

Wednesday, December 01 06:00 AM BST to 06:00 AM BST

Discipline and Disability; Final GINA Regulations; How to Try the Disability Case

Paul Hastings presents a complimentary one-hour teleconference to discuss several interesting and important topics for employers facing disability and leave issues and claims, including:

Misconduct, poor performance, and disability: Does an employee's disability excuse his misconduct in the workplace? Does the duty of providing reasonable accommodation include withholding discipline from a poor-performing employee because her disability is to blame? We will discuss recent cases that may surprise you.

GINA regulations are now final and become effective on January 8, 2011: Are you ready? The long-awaited GINA regulations provide much-needed guidance for employers. We will identify the types of genetic information that are protected, the kinds of inquiries that are unlawful, and key strategies for implementing a voluntary wellness program that does not run afoul of GINA issues that have been troubling employers since the enactment of GINA. In addition, we will recommend best practices to ensure GINA compliance.

Practical lessons learned from trying disability cases: Nowhere are employer disability policies and procedures put to the test more than when an employee takes a dispute to trial. From our recent experience in a number of jury trials, we will offer specific tips to employers on steps they can take to narrow the scope of disability-related disputes at trial, to bolster the company's chances of prevailing should a dispute reach trial, and most importantly to avoid many situations from ever becoming "disputes" in the first place.

DATETuesday, November 30, 2010

TIME9:00 am PT (12:00 pm ET)

Please RSVP by Friday, November 26th, to Kristi Sadler at kristisadler@paulhastings.com or 1.213.683.5857. A confirmation with dial-in instructions will be emailed prior to the teleconference.

We welcome your questions and invite you to submit them in advance of the forum so that we can incorporate them into our discussion or incorporate them into a future forum teleconference. Please submit your questions together with your RSVP.

CLE QUALIFICATIONSPaul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP is a State Bar of California, a State Bar of New York, a State Bar of Georgia and a State Bar of Illinois approved CLE provider and certifies that this activity is eligible for 1.0 hour of general credit in California, Georgia and Illinois and 1.0 hour of practice credit in New York.

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