Speaker, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education Webcast, "The Interplay between Short & Long-term Disability, Medical Leave, Reasonable Accommodations and Severance"


February 1, 2022 | 9:00 AM - February 1, 2022 | 12:35 PM EST

Featuring: Susan L. Nardone

About the Program:

When employees are sick or need leave for an extended period, employers are often confused about disability, leave, and reasonable accommodations, the differences between federal and state laws, what applies, and when. Our seminar will highlight what employers are obliged to do and what employees are entitled to under a maze of federal and state statutory schemes covering short- and long-term disability, medical leave, reasonable accommodations.

Topics Include:

Employer and Employee Disability-Related Rights and Obligations

  • Job protection laws
  • Required documentation
  • Exhaustion of FMLA and leave as an accommodation
  • Undue hardship on the employer
  • The right to return to your original job

The differences between wage replacement and job protection laws

  • Short-term disability and unpaid leave
  • Paid Family Leave
  • Leave and group health benefits
  • Employer provided and privately purchased long-term disability benefits
  • Qualifying events
  • Elimination periods

Severance packages and long-term disability plans

  • Disability coverage and terminations due to reductions in force
  • Severance pay to offset short- and long-term disability plans
  • Choosing between severance packages and disability benefits
  • Termination of coverage and the cessation of employment