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Employment Law Update 2009

The Employment & Labor Group will be hosting their Employment Law Update on Tuesday, March 24 from 8:30 to 10:30 am in their Charlotte  office and Thursday, March 26 from 8:30 to 10:30 am in their Research Triangle Park Office.

Congress has made sweeping changes in the past year to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and now the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA).  Similarly, the U.S. Supreme Court delivered two opinions with potential for widespread effect in Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) matters.

The attorneys of Moore & Van Allen's Employment team developed this seminar to address  this alphabet soup and to share strategies and suggestions for best practices with our clients.  This seminar will include coverage of the following:

  • National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) amendments to the FMLA, which add two completely new types of leave for eligible employees; 
  • Recent U.S. Department of Labor regulations that substantially modify the process and forms relating to FMLA leave and making other major changes to the interpretation and practical application of the FMLA and NDAA;
  • Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA), which broadens the scope of what constitutes a "disability" under the ADA and therefore increases the number of employees who will be potentially covered under the ADA;  
  • Recent U.S. Supreme Court changes to the law on how courts will review decisions of benefit plan administrators in light of conflict of interest principles and whether Section 501(a)(2) of ERISA provides a remedy for individual injuries; and
  • The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), which imposes certain obligations on employers and plan sponsors related to notice and payment of premiums under COBRA.