Beth Robinson, Attorney, Fortis Law Partners LLC to Speak at KC’s Event
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About Beth Robinson
Beth Robinson is a practicing attorney at Fortis Law Partners. She has represented employers for more than 8 years in employment, labor and workers compensation matters, in private practice and while working as an Assistant Attorney General for the state of Missouri. Beth began her career at Bryan Cave LLP in their Labor and Employment practice group. She also worked for a national labor and employment firm.
In her current practice, Beth regularly handles various types of employment law matters, including FMLA retaliation and wrongful termination claims. She also provides advice and counsel on workforce management for employers at every stage of the employment process. Beth represents clients in administrative proceedings, including audits by the DOL and state agencies, and litigation for employment law claims.
Beth graduated from Harvard Law School in 2007. She is licensed to practice in Colorado and Missouri. Beth lives in Denver with her husband and her son.
About Fortis Law Partners LLC
Fortis Law Partners is a full service firm in the Denver area. We represent clients of all sizes in corporate transactions, provide guidance regarding corporate compliance, advice and counsel regarding employment and labor law, and represent clients in litigation matters.
The employment industry nowadays encounters different situations which drive employers to revisit and remodel their rules and regulations in order to properly address issues and concerns of their employees. An example of that situation is when an employee with a medical condition, or a close family member with a medical condition, requests leave and other job adjustments and modifications. Requests such as these are often covered by two distinct and separate federal labor laws: the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the American with Disabilities Act (ADA).
The FMLA is a federal law applicable to all public agencies and private employers with 50 or more employees. It is a leave provision in which the employees are provided both job-protected leave and benefits continuation rights. The ADA, however, is a federal law that prohibits employers from discriminating against employees with disabilities. Employers are also required to provide employees with disabilities with a reasonable workplace accommodation for them to perform the essential duties of a job.
While the ADA and FMLA may have some areas of overlap, employers should still exercise caution in determining their employees’ statutory rights under each law to avoid future risks.
In a two-hour LIVE Webcast, a panel of thought leaders, professionals and regulators gathered by The Knowledge Group will help the audience understand the fundamentals as well as recent regulatory developments in FMLA and ADA Obligations. The panel will present their expert thoughts and opinions with regards to the best practices to avoid possible risks and future FMLA and ADA claims.
§ FMLA and ADA – A Legal Perspective
§ Statutory Obligations in FMLA and ADA
§ Comparison of FMLA and ADA
§ Scope and Limitations of FMLA and ADA
§ Leave Provisions in FMLA and ADA
§ Recent FMLA and ADA Claims
§ Legal Challenges and Remedies
§ Best Compliance and Risk Mitigation Practices
About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org
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