Workplace Absence: How to Avoid Pitfalls Caused by the Interplay of Disability, Medical Leave, and Workers’ Comp Law – D10

The Workplace Track
Labor and Employment Law Section

Session D: 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

About the Program
This panel will introduce attendees to the web of laws of regular workplace absence and leave. It is geared especially toward lawyers who do not regularly practice employment law but whose practices interact with the workplace (including personal injury lawyers, workers’ compensation lawyers, small business lawyers, and in-house counsel). For more experienced employment lawyers, the panelists will provide practice pointers and methods for avoiding common mistakes.

You Will Learn
· The basics about the many laws that govern workplace absence, including the Americans with Disabilities Act, Connecticut Fair Employment Practices Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, and Workers’ Compensation

· The various types of workplace “leave” and how the different laws that regulate workplace absence intersect and overlap

· How to avoid common mistakes made by employers and employees with respect to workplace absence and leave


Courtney A. George, Cohen and Wolf PC, Bridgeport

Joshua R. Goodbaum, Garrison Levin-Epstein Fitzgerald & Pirrotti PC, New Haven

Robert C. Hinton, Pullman & Comley LLC, Hartford

Mary E. Kelly, Livingston Adler Pulda Meiklejohn & Kelly PC, Hartford


2.0 CLE Credits (CT: 2.0 General; NY: 2.0 AOP)