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COVID-19 & the ADA: Maintaining Healthy & Compliant Workplaces

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Produced on December 15, 2020

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Course Information

Time 1h
Difficulty Intermediate

Course Description

This program will cover how to best guide businesses in ADA compliance when responding to COVID-19’s effects on health in and out of the workplace. The program will focus attention on recent EEOC guidance that incorporates both CDC best practices and ADA requirements. In particular, the program will discuss conducting health checks and the use of PPE in the workplace, what to do if an employee comes down with COVID-19, how to administer FMLA and other leave, and responses to mental health issues resulting from the pandemic and quarantine. This CLE will empower business and employment advocates to understand the EEOC guidance, spot issues before they arise, and avoid liability for their clients.

Presented by Kristen Prinz, the Founder and Managing Partner of the Prinz Law Firm, P.C., an employment and business consulting practice in Chicago, this program will benefit employment and business attorneys seeking to provide current and helpful guidance to business clients desiring to follow best practices for health and safety in the workplace as it relates to COVID-19, without falling afoul of the ADA and other regulations.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review EEOC guidance on COVID-19 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  2. Identify the outlines of employer responsibility concerning ADA workplace accommodations as they relate to COVID-19 and be able to apply them to various circumstances
  3. Articulate best practices for health and safety in the workplace as it relates to COVID-19
  4. Apply best practices for supporting employees’ mental health needs arising as a result of the pandemic and an extended quarantine
  5. Recognize how FMLA and other workplace leaves are related to the ADA, especially in the context of COVID-19 regulations 

Credit Information

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Kristen E. Prinz

The Prinz Law Firm

Kristen Prinz is an employment lawyerbusiness counselor, and founder of The Prinz Law Firm. She provides  strategic and cost-effective legal and business solutions to business owners, entrepreneurs, and professionals so they can build and realize their potential. 

Ms. Prinz uses her strategic planning experience to protect businesses from liability in recruiting, hiring, onboarding, assessing, and separating from employees. She has helped businesses launch, grow, and thrive by leveraging their employee and business relationships.


Ms. Prinz works closely with clients to ensure that their agreements, contracts, and written policies and procedures reflect the culture of their businesses and limit liability. She also assists businesses in implementing employment practices and training staff.

As a business owner herself, Ms. Prinz understands that employees are an asset with immeasurable value. Realizing that no amount of planning can eliminate all risk, her focus is on counseling clients to minimize risk and maximize growth.

In cases where organization, collaboration, and strategy are not enough, Ms. Prinz employs aggressive litigation tactics in:

  • Contract disputes
  • Wage claims
  • Discrimination claims
  • Retaliation claims
  • Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower claims
  • Shareholder disputes
  • General employment and business-related claims

She has litigated employment law matters before state and federal courts at the trial and appellate level; administrative agencies including the EEOC, the Illinois Department of Human Rights and the Cook County Human Rights Commission; and numerous arbitration panels.

 She recently served as first chair on a jury trial, obtaining a multi-million dollar verdict for her client on defamation and retaliatory discharge claims. Ms. Prinz’s appellate experience includes helping to advance the law related to non-competition agreements in Illinois by successfully arguing a case before the Third District Appellate Court.


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Lynn C.

She did a good job handling the computer issues. Very informative program.

Daniel B. F.

Great timely presentation. Clear and thoughtful.

Lisa S.

Thank you.

Gary R.

good overview of the issues

Sarah L.

enjoyed the course materials side by side the video...very helpful and not all providers do that for you (they make you open a seperate pdf window if you want to read along)

Kathleen K.

Thank you.

Lilia L.

Thank you. I enjoyed this informative course.

Vicky H.

Very helpful and timely information re: Covid 19 and an excellent review of ADA processes!

Jill J.

Excellent presenter for a very relevant topic!

James H.

Technical glitch added to educational value of presentation, demonstrating grace under pressure. Very timely and thorough presentation.

Craig R.


Lina F.

Very interesting and informative

Steven F.

Thank you for doing this during the pandemic!

John B.

This was both timely and informative. Thank you.

Carrie K.

Timely, informative, and interesting.

Richard S.

very good

Sarah D.

Most useful Cle of the year.

Juliet P.

Ever evolving!

Melanie S.

excellent presenter

Elizabeth F.

Presenter should be commended for pulling this together. She is spot on re: the law and gave invaluable practice tips.

Howard H.

This was a good program but as the instructor noted it is a fast changing area of law that could require update as early as 2021, which is the only caution I would give a friend or colleague about waiting too long to watch it. Thanks for getting us up to speed in Dec 2020!

Joseph D.

Very thorough and well presented.

Thomas I.

This was a very timely and useful presentation!

michael z.

Excellent job

Thomas N.

well done

Geoffrey W.

Very informative. Very timely.

Robert N.

good course

Todd P.

Fine presentation on this timely matter.

Heather G.

Great attorney and presentation.

Martha L.

Substantive, timely, and helpful

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