Leave and ADA Updates due to COVID19

On Demand Webinar Duration 90 Minutes Credits HRCI 1.5 & SHRM 1.5 PDCs

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Speaker: Susan Fahey Desmond has been representing management in all areas of labor and employment law since her graduation from the University Of Tennessee

Who will Benefit

Human resource managers, benefits managers and specialists

Areas Covered

  • Quick refresher of FMLA and ADA
  • Is COVID19 a disability under the ADA?
  • Employer obligations to provide leave
  • Getting your employees back to work after leave
  • Can employers require mandatory vaccinations?
  • Avoiding ADA and GINA concerts when mandating vaccinations


This webinar will cover the complicated leave issues that have arisen due to the COVID19 pandemic. Employers are still muddling through their legal obligations due to COVID. The most difficult issues have dealt with leave under the Americans with Disabilities Act or the Family and Medical Leave Act. While agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission have issued guidance – they are just that. Their guidance (and your attorney’s guidance) are just starting to be tested in the court system.

Why Should You Attend

It is hard to believe that we have been dealing with COVID19 for a year now. When it first began, many thought that it would be over within a few weeks to a month. COVID19 has created novel leave issues that we are still trying to address legally. This webinar will walk you through some of these thorny leave issues and will provide practical solutions.

This activity has been approved for 1.5 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR, PHR, PHRca, SPHR, GPHR, PHRi and SPHRi recertification through HR Certification Institute (HRCI). Please make note of the activity ID number on your recertification application form. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org

This program is valid for 1.5 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®

Your Instructor

Susan Fahey Desmond
Susan Fahey Desmond

Susan Fahey Desmond has been representing management in all areas of labor and employment law since her graduation from the University Of Tennessee School Of Law since 1985. She is a shareholder in a firm's Labor and Employment Practice Group and works from the firm's Gulf Coast office. She is a graduate of the University of Mississippi (B.A., 1982) and the University Of Tennessee School Of Law (J.D., 1985). Ms. Desmond is a member of the Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Florida and Colorado Bar Associations. She is also a member of the Federal and American (member, Labor and Employment Law Section; past chair, Labor Committee; Executive Council Coordinator, Young Lawyers Section; member, Torts and Insurance Practice Section; member, Emerging Issues Committee) Bar Associations. Ms. Desmond has served as a director for both The Mississippi Bar Young Lawyers Division and the Jackson Young Lawyers Association.

She is a former secretary of the Mississippi Women's Lawyers Association. Ms. Desmond was named the 1997-98 Outstanding Young Lawyer in Mississippi and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, MidSouth Super Lawyers, and Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers, Labor and Employment Law sections.

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