March 27, 2018 – March 30, 2018 all-day America/New York Timezone
International Student House (ISH) – Ella Burling Hall
1825 R St NW
Washington, DC 20009

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Note the updated four-day agenda for the March 2018 program.

Updated to reflect the most current, relevant topics related to employees who aren’t at work, this week brings together everything involving one of the most complex areas of federal sector employment law: absences from the workplace. Topics include employee leave, leave abuse, and medical issues as they relate to unacceptable performance and conduct, sick leave, annual leave, leave without pay, absence without leave, FMLA, ADA, OWCP, and telework.

The program runs 8:30 – 4:00 each day.


William Wiley, Deborah Hopkins, Ricky RoweMeghan Droste

Daily Agenda:

Tuesday – Leave Use & Abuse Overview

Types of leave and leave entitlements, overviews of Family Medical Leave Act leave, Office of Workers Compensation Program absences and leave as a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act, medical determinations, leave abuse, related offenses and controlling principles from case law.

Wednesday – Labor Relations; FMLA

The impact of collective bargaining on leave-related issues, including negotiability of leave proposals, and relevant rulings of the Federal Labor Relations Authority and the Federal Service Impasses Panel; federal sector FMLA basics; intermittent FMLA use; FMLA and the under-performer.

Thursday – Reasonable Accommodation: Entitlements and Processes

The ADA Amendments Act; the reasonable accommodation process; the “regarded as” provision of the ADA; telework and leave as reasonable accommodation; religious accommodation.

Friday  Medical Documentation, Medical Requests and Record Confidentiality

How the ADAAA and GINA impact the collection of medical information; pre- and post-employment medical exams and inquiries; conditional employment offers; medical documentation requests; direct threat; conflicting regulations and contra court decisions.


Most people attend the full four days, but you may opt out of any days you don’t plan to attend.

  • 4 days = $1740
  • 3 days = $1340
  • 2 days = $950
  • 1 day = $520

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