Introduction to Title I of the Americans With Disabilities Act

(182 Ratings)

Produced on: February 17, 2017

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 61 minutes
Difficulty Beginner

Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal law that is still, over twenty-six (26) years after its effective date, being hotly contested, redefined and interpreted by employers, employees, litigants, and courts across the United States. It is truly a living, breathing statute that affects hundreds of thousands of employers and employees on a daily basis.

This program, presented by attorney David Feather, is geared toward both new and experienced attorneys who believe that learning more about this fascinating statute will assist them in their current positions, as well as those attorneys who simply want to learn more about the law. It provides viewers with an introduction and overview of the law, its purposes, its evolution and the basic terms that govern all (or almost all) matters arising under the ADA (such as “disability”, “qualified individual”, “reasonable accommodation”, “essential functions”, “undue hardship” and “interactive process”).  

Mr. Feather also discusses what is prohibited and allowed by the law, how to bring a claim, and potential damages that may be awarded in any such claim. Finally, he touches upon “cutting edge” issues with which employers and courts are currently grappling.  

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Understand the fundamentals of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), including its purpose and the definitions/interpretations of its essential terms
  2. Examine the basics of bringing a claim under the ADA and the damages that may be awarded under the statute
  3. Learn about current ADA litigation in the courts

Faculty

David Feather

Feather Law Firm, P.C.

David S. Feather is the principal of Feather Law Firm, P.C., which is located in Garden City, New York.  The law firm’s practice is limited to employment and labor law, as well as commercial litigation.

Mr. Feather litigates matters and advises clients under such statutes as the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Older Workers Benefits Protection Act (OWBPA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), the New York State Executive Law, the New York State Labor Law and the New York City Administrative Code. He also negotiates, drafts and litigates employment contracts, severance agreements, and non-compete agreements for both employers and employees.

Mr. Feather practices law in both state and federal court, and has participated in conferences and mediation before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New York State Division of Human Rights, and the Nassau County Commission on Human Rights.  He has also used other mediation services to resolve employment disputes, including both court-annexed and private mediation services.  In addition, Mr. Feather represents unions, as well as union members in grievances and arbitrations under collective bargaining agreements. Mr. Feather also serves as an arbitrator and mediator for National Arbitration and Mediation, Inc. (NAM).

Mr. Feather has lectured to various legal professional organizations and to the public on such topics as unlawful discrimination in the workplace, sexual harassment, the changing role of women in the workplace, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), employment and non-compete agreements, and age discrimination in public sector pensions.

Mr. Feather is a 1990 graduate of the State University of New York at Binghamton and a 1993 graduate of Hofstra University School of Law.  He is a member of various bar associations, including the Nassau County Bar Association and the Suffolk County Bar Association.  



Reviews

MC
Marvin C.

Lecturer covers the material efficiently and written materials are thorough.

VB
Vicki B.

Very helpful.

PM
Pamela M.

One of the most informative courses I have taken.

BO
Brian O.

Great job.

ND
Natale D.

Excellent presenter

JB
Julie A. B.

A good foundational lecture anchored by a knowledgeable presenter who starts the program with informative nitty-gritties and moves on to more in depth topics from there.

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