This program will help guide employers through the complex array of federal and state laws and regulations that protect workers with disabilities. It will assist them in developing a comprehensive strategy for hiring and retaining these workers. The program will provide an overview of the FMLA, ADA/ADAAA, HIPAA, GINA, ERISA, DOT, and OSHA regulations, as well as state workers’ compensation, disability, pregnancy leave, small necessities leaves, and medical privacy protections. In addition, lawyers with sensory, physical, and non-apparent/hidden disabilities will discuss challenges encountered in accessing the legal profession. Finally the program will examine the key role accommodations play in the hiring and retention of lawyers with disabilities and the benefits to the workplace of integrating lawyers with disabilities.
**This is a free program, however, in order to receive CLE credit you MUST register for the 2013 ABA Midyear Meeting (registration is free)**
Sponsored by the American Bar Association Commission on Disability Rights