Welcome to the Disability, Leave & Health Management Blog! Most would agree that health and family are the most precious things in life. Most employers recognize this but, as the saying goes, they “have a business to run.” In this blog, we try to confront some of the more thorny legal and practical issues employers face when managing issues involving employee health, disability, attendance, leave and family caregiver responsibilities. Most will involve issues under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (Title VII), the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and analogous state and local laws.
We try to keep you engaged as courts and federal agencies weigh in on the meaning of reasonable accommodation, the obligations to provide medical leaves, and legal restrictions governing wellness and health promotion programs, medical privacy, and workplace injury prevention efforts. We also strive to keep you informed about significant pieces of proposed legislation, articles or events that may reshape how we work together in the 21st Century workplace. So much is happening so fast in the fascinating world of work. We all need to pay attention and be aware of the direction in which these important laws are developing. We hope you enjoy our posts and, if you get a chance, send us an email to let us know what you think. A few other thoughts before you move to our latest posts.
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Sheri L. GigerEmail
Sheri L. Giger is a principal in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She is co-leader of the firm’s Disability, Leave and Health Management (DLHM) practice group.
Katharine C. WeberEmail
Katharine C. Weber is a principal in the Cincinnati, Ohio, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. and co-leader of the firm’s Disability, Leave and Health Management (DLHM) practice group.