COVID-19 & the ADA: Maintaining Healthy & Compliant Workplaces
Created on December 15, 2020
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.
- Review EEOC guidance on COVID-19 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- 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
- Articulate best practices for health and safety in the workplace as it relates to COVID-19
- Apply best practices for supporting employees' mental health needs arising as a result of the pandemic and an extended quarantine
- Recognize how FMLA and other workplace leaves are related to the ADA, especially in the context of COVID-19 regulations
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