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    Legislative update - FMLA/ADA/GINA - Neil Dishman

    Date: September 15, 2011, 11:15am – 1:00pm
    Hickory Stick at Highlands Golf Course 875 Sports Way, Elgin, Illinois 60123
    $20 - members; $25 - member's guests; $40 - non-members for all monthly programs unless otherwise indicated.
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    The Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) was both overhauled and expanded recently.  The Department of Labor released a comprehensive revision of its regulations, and virtually every area of FMLA administration has changed in some way as a result.  Also, Congress passed an amendment to the FMLA creating two brand-new types of leave aimed at those with family members in military service.  Our Speaker Neil Dishman  will explain these changes to attendees and give tips on coming into compliance with the new laws.

    The Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) was also significantly amended recently.  After these amendments, a great number of employees who were never before considered “disabled” now likely fall within the ADA’s protections for the first time.  Also, a brand-new law, the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (“GINA”), has put even further restrictions on employers’ ability to manage employees with disabilities.  Mr. Dishman will explain these new laws to attendees and suggest how they can protect their companies from the increased litigation that is likely to result. 

    Neil H. Dishmanis an Associate in the Chicago office of Jackson Lewis LLP, a national law firm representing management exclusively in workplace law and related litigation.  Mr. Dishman helps employers reduce risk and minimize legal costs by giving advice on difficult personnel decisions before litigation ensues.  When litigation is unavoidable, he helps employers protect their assets and reputations by vigorously and efficiently defending them from employee lawsuits.  Mr. Dishman counsels and defends employers on a wide spectrum of issues, including race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability and sexual-orientation discrimination; sexual harassment; retaliatory discharge; Family and Medical Leave; and wage-hour compliance.  He assists employers in a wide variety of industries, with particular experience in the property management, banking, non-profit, manufacturing, and health-care fields.   

    Please bring your old cell phones for our Cell Phones for Soldiers Program

    Reservations not cancelled 24 hours prior to the meeting will be charged the cost of the meal.