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What You Need to Know about Current Developments in Employment Law Seminars
December 2008 and January 2009

Americans with Disabilities Act and Employee Leaves of Absence
On January 1, 2009, new amendments to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) will go into effect that significantly broaden the definition of “disability” under the law. This program will discuss the new amendments in detail and their potential impact on disability, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and other personal leaves of absence requested by employees as well as employer obligations to provide reasonable accommodations to employees who qualify as “disabled” under the law. This program will cover:

  • general employer obligations to employees on various leaves
  • practical recommendations for overseeing employee leaves of absence
  • amendments to the ADA and FMLA
  • the New Jersey Paid Family Leave Act

Gregg A. Gilman, Partner/Co-Chair
Howard J. Rubin, Partner/ Co-Chair
Jessica Golden Cortes, Associate
Heath Rosenthal, Associate

Reductions in Force and the New York WARN Act
In the current economy, clients are reducing staff in order to bring costs in line with revenue. This program will discuss best practices for preparing to conduct and implement reductions in force. In addition, we will discuss New York’s new Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (NY WARN), which goes into effect February 1, 2009 and is more stringent than the federal WARN act. This program will cover:

  • minimizing liability
  • drafting separation agreements and complying with the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act
  • addressing the cuts with affected individuals and the remaining workforce
  • considering alternatives to terminations
  • analyzing NY WARN

Gregg A. Gilman, Partner/Co-Chair
Daniel A. Feinstein, Partner
Shira Franco, Associate

The sessions will take place December 2008 and January 2009. For details regarding dates and registration, please contact:

Alina Lacey-Varona / alacey-varona@dglaw.com / 646.673.8317