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Untangling ADA, FMLA & Workers’ Compensation Issues (Waukesha, WI)

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Untangling ADA, FMLA & Workers’ Compensation Issues (Waukesha, WI)
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Registration is from 7:30 – 8:00 A.M.

The evolving landscape of employment law is keeping business owners and human resource professionals on their toes.  This is particularly evident in the area known as the “Bermuda Triangle” of employment law, where disability discrimination laws (the federal Americans with Disabilities Act [ADA] and Wisconsin’s Fair Employment Act), the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Wisconsin’s FMLA, and Wisconsin’s worker’s compensation statute, all interact and place sometimes conflicting obligations on employers.  For Wisconsin employers, the challenge is particularly acute, as federal and Wisconsin disability laws and FMLA laws themselves differ in important respects. Complying with these five major employment laws creates a growing challenge for businesses.

This presentation will address key and emerging issues arising due to the interplay of these laws. 


Robert K. Sholl

Robert K. Sholl is a shareholder in the Labor and Employment and Litigation Practices at Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. Representing management exclusively, Mr. Sholl advises and defends employers in the full range of labor and employment law matters. His employment practice encompasses employment discrimination, workplace harassment, noncompete agreements, whistleblower and breach of employment contract lawsuits before state and federal agencies and courts. Mr. Sholl defends employers in unemployment and worker’s compensation hearings, wage/hour disputes and employee health and safety disputes. His traditional labor practice includes collective bargaining, unfair labor practice hearings before the National Labor Relations Board, and labor arbitrations.

Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business ranks Mr. Sholl in the top tier of Wisconsin Labor and Employment attorneys. Recent comments published by Chambers USA include Mr. Sholl’s “strong reputation for handling a wide variety of labor and employment matters” and his recognized “expertise in defending discrimination and harassment claims, and advising on noncompete arrangements.” Mr. Sholl also has been listed in the Best Lawyers in America for ten consecutive years.

Mr. Sholl received his A.B. degree, magna cum laude, from Dartmouth College, with highest distinction, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. He received his M.A. in industrial relations from the University of Warwick Business School, Coventry, England, and his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.

Mr. Sholl is coauthor of Wisconsin Employment Law and of Hiring and Firing in Wisconsin (State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE), “Age Discrimination and the Modern Reduction in Force” (Marquette Law Review), and “Plant Closing Legislation,” “Family & Medical Leave Acts: Where Lie the ‘Greater Rights’?,” and “Agreements to Arbitrate Statutory Employment Claims” (all three appearing in the Wisconsin Lawyer).

Material posted on this website is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a legal opinion or medical advice. Contact your legal representative or medical professional for information specific to your legal or medical needs.

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