On Friday, March 20, at 2 p.m. EDT, attorney Theresa Gallion, of Fisher & Phillips, LLP, Tampa/Orlando, FL, will lead a webinar about recently implemented changes in the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the ADA Amendments Act, and the effect of these new Human Resources laws.

The ADA Amendments Act took effect January 1, 2009. The law overturns a series of Supreme Court Cases, expanding the number of workers who are considered disabled under the ADA and increasing the number of employers that must make reasonable accommodations for these employees.

The FMLA revisions took effect January 16, 2009. Under the FMLA, employers with 50 or more employees are required to provide up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for a serious health condition or to care for certain covered family member with a serious health condition. The new FMLA rules clarify both employer and employee obligations regarding notification and medical certifications.

Ms. Gallion will provide an overview of the significant changes to the regulations and the steps that you need to take towards compliance. She will offer specific guidance for small businesses under 50 employees.

At the end of the webinar, there will be an opportunity for participants to ask questions about FMLA and ADA Amendments Act and their impact on the attractions industry.

Although this event is FREE to IAAPA members, pre-registration is required. For more information on the new requirements, please visit our blog. If you have additional questions about webinar registration or about how you can participate, please contact Linda Gerson.

What is a Webinar?

Each year, IAAPA hosts various “webinars,” or live online educational sessions. With this e-Learning option, you will be able to watch and listen to industry leaders give presentations in real time. Current technology will enable you to view the speaker’s computer screen on your own computer and there will be opportunities for you to interact with the speaker and ask questions using your keyboard, phone, or a computer microphone.

IAAPA uses GoToWebinar to host these sessions. You may be required to register in advance and download a small applet which will enable you to view the webinar presentation. In some cases, you many need to check with your IT administrator to ensure that you can download this applet prior to the session.

Note: Long distance toll charges may apply if you opt to participate in the webinar via telephone. There is no charge to participate if you use the audio system of your computer.



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