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2016 Americans with Disabilities Act Update (teleseminar)
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This program will provide you with a practical guide to significant case law and regulatory under the ADA in the past year.

When: 10/27/2016
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: United States
Contact: (404) 521-0781

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2016 Americans with Disabilities Act Update, 1 CLE hour

1:00 p.m. E.T. (60 minutes)


This annual program will review significant developments under the Americans with Disabilities Act, including recent case law, EEOC guidance, and trends in private litigation. The program will cover developments related to essential functions and qualification standards, leave as a form of accommodation, and recent cases where employers raise cost as an affirmative defense. The program will also cover the EEOC’s recent guidance on employer wellness programs and their compliance with the ADA. This program will provide you with a practical guide to significant case law and regulatory under the ADA in the past year.

• Review of recent case law and regulatory developments
• Final EEOC rules on employee wellness and impact on ADA requirements 
• Essential functions and qualification standards
• Leave as a reasonable accommodation, including the EEOC’s guidance
• Undue hardship, including recent cases involving cost as an employer’s affirmative defense
• Developments related to reassignment to another job category
• Trends in the interactive process


Christopher Kuczynski is Assistant Legal Counsel and Director of the Americans With Disabilities Act Policy Division at the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Washington, D.C. He supervises the development of policy guidance interpreting Title I of the ADA and advises EEOC’s field offices, Office of General Counsel, and chair and commissioners on ADA investigations and litigation.  Earlier in his career, he served as Associate Director for the White House Domestic Policy Council and as a trial attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice. Mr. Kuczynski received his B.A. from Villanova University, his J.D. from Temple Law School, and his L.L.M. from the Yale Law School.

Leslie Abbott is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Paul Hastings, LLP, where she is co-vice chair of the firm’s global employment law group and co-chairs the firm’s nationwide wage and hour practice.  Her practice includes the representation of employers in all aspects of employment law, with significant expertise in wage and hour law. She has defended a significant number of class action and single plaintiff wage and hour lawsuits for nationwide employers in the last three years. She is Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.  Ms. Abbott received her B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley, a diploma from the London School of Economics, and her J.D. from Loyola Law School.


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