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    The Bermuda Triangle: Interpreting FMLA, ADA and Workers Compensation Laws Together

    Date: May 16, 2018, 11:30am
    Holiday Inn Dulles Airport
    45425 Holiday Dr.
    Sterling, VA 20166
    $35.00 Member, $55.00 Non-Member, $25.00 Member in Transition
    Event Type:
    Chapter Meeting - Lunch
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    Employee’s who have serious health conditions may often be taking advantage of family and medical leave while also being considered disabled and perhaps having an ongoing workers’ compensation issue.  Although each situation requires independent analysis, this session will help attendees understand where employers often run into trouble and how to analyze even the most complex situations.

    We will start the session by ensuring that everyone has an understanding of the basic legal requirements of each of these laws.  Then we will work through examples explaining how even simple situations can involve all of these regulations.  We will unpack each scenario to help the attendees gain valuable skills in making their own assessments. 

    The objective of this session is to provide the audience the tools to navigate the waters of the Bermuda Triangle without getting lost. During the presentation, we will:

    1. Review critical components of the FMLA and ADA
    2.  Evaluate common ways that workers’ compensation laws interact with these laws
    3. Learn how to interpret these rules together to ensure compliance


    • 11:30-12:00 Networking
    • 12:00-12:10 Chapter announcements
    • 12:10-12:35 Lunch
    • 12:40-12:45 Sponsor Announcements
    • 12:45-1:45 Program
    • 1:45-2:00 Closing remarks/raffles

    About the Presenters:

    Nichole Atallah is a partner with PilieroMazza PLLC and heads the labor and employment law group and also works in the litigation group.  Ms. Atallah counsels clients in a broad range of employment matters, including compliance with Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FLSA/wage & hour, FMLA, wrongful termination and reduction in force.  Ms. Atallah advises clients in general business matters including interpreting and drafting employee compensation and benefit arrangements, confidentiality, non-compete and non-solicitation agreements and separation agreements.  When necessary, she zealously defends clients faced with a wide range of lawsuits and claims, from wrongful termination to contract disputes.

    Ms. Atallah has worked extensively with clients in complying with the Fair Labor Standards Act, Service Contract Act, the Davis Bacon-Act and associated labor regulations, many unique to government contractors. She assists clients through Department of Labor compliance audits and investigations and works proactively with clients to establish and maintain effective human resource policies that discourage employment disputes and lawsuits. Additionally, Ms. Atallah vigorously advocates on behalf of her clients that have a unionized workforce, assisting them during collective bargaining, labor-management disputes, and disputes pending before the National Labor Relations Board. Her goal in representing employers is to help retain management rights and avoid costly disputes. Ms. Atallah also practices in our multi-jurisdictional Litigation Group and has experience navigating the complex nature of administrative agency claims, as well as all types of civil forums, such that she can assist your company in navigating a wide range of civil disputes. 

    Ms. Atallah graduated from the George Washington University cum laude, where she received a B.A. International Affairs in 2004 and she received her law degree from the Georgia State University College of Law, magna cum laude, in 2010. Ms. Atallah is currently a member of the District of Columbia Bar and the Georgia Bar.

    Sarah Nash, an associate in PilieroMazza’s Labor and Employment and Litigation practice groups, advises clients on a wide variety of labor and employment issues including the Fair Labor Standards Act, the National Labor Relations Act, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs regulations, anti-discrimination law, and whistleblower law. She provides employers counsel regarding terminations, non-disclosure agreements, personnel issues, wage and hour issues, and employment practices and policies.   

    Ms. Nash has litigated labor and employment cases before federal and state courts, including representing clients at arbitration, administrative proceedings, and mediation.   

    Sarah Nash graduated from Stanford University, and received her law degree from The George Mason University School of Law.

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    This program has been approved for 1.0 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute and 1.0 Professional Development Credit through SHRM. The use of these seals are not an endorsement by HRCI or SHRM of the quality of the activity. It means that this activity has met HRCI and SHRM criteria for recertification and professional development credit.