Park Avenue Presentations

ADA Accommodation: Compliance Update

Wednesday, September 13, 2023 at 1:00 pm ET

Duration: 90 minutes

Speaker: Dr. Jim Castagnera, Esq.

Register for Live Webinar: $299
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Special Feature: If you register for this webinar and cannot attend, you will be able to access a one-time instant replay without charge for up to 90 days after the date of the webinar.


Bonus for Each Registrant:  The webinar speaker will answer one written question that you may submit by email within one week after the webinar.



Webinar Description

Post-pandemic, employers are waking up to a new reality.  Their workforces now seem to divide into two groups. The first are the older workers and employees with pre-existing medical conditions, and the second are younger, healthier employees.  Members of the first group, evidence suggests, are more likely to experience adverse outcomes if they contract COVID-19.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 34% of the population between the ages of 18 and 65 have at least one pre-existing medical condition, and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that in 2019 nearly 7% of the labor force was made up of people aged 65 or older, while another 34% were between 55 and 64.  With these higher-risk employees representing a large part of the workforce, they pose a significant management challenge for employers during the post-pandemic period. 

As businesses take their first steps towards returning to normal operations, a significant number of higher-risk employees predictably don’t want to go back to their former workplaces, and instead are requesting an ADA accommodation in order to continue working from home.

As for those employees who are returning to the workplace, the threat of recurring viral pandemics means that new workspace layouts, new working hours, and new hygiene-related disciplinary rules may all be part of the “new normal.” 

In short, the post-pandemic “new normal” implicates an alphabet soup of federal and state statutes that you and your supervisors need to digest.   Please join Dr. Jim Castagnera, attorney at law, as he explains the employer’s responsibility to accommodate under the ADA, and related requirements under the FMLA, the GINA, the ADEA, most recently the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, plus related state and local requirements, and helps you prepare for the flood of  accommodation requests, as well as resistance to necessary new work rules.



During this important webinar, Dr. Castagnera will discuss:




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