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Walter J. Brand, Member, Watkins & Eager to Speak at KGs FMLA/ADAAA Compliance: Practical Guidance for Employers in 2015 and Beyond Live Webcast

New York, NY, October 03, 2015 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Walter J. Brand, Member will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “FMLA/ADAAA Compliance: Practical Guidance for Employers in 2015 and Beyond Live Webcast.” This event is scheduled for November 13, 2015 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET).

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About Walter J. Brand

Walter J. Brand heads the Employment and Labor Practice Group at Watkins & Eager PLLC, where he has defended employment litigation for more than twenty years. Walter approaches his practice with the view that successful defense of employment claims begins long before a lawsuit is filed and turns upon several separate processes: fair, accurate and documented handling of personnel actions based on updated employer policies; cogent explanation of employer action before administrative agencies which is consistent with documented employer business decisions; and nuanced discovery, evidentiary and legal strategies designed to efficiently position cases for successful resolution by motion or trial.

Walter represents employers across numerous economic sectors, including in the automotive, poultry processing, propane, banking, financial, physician, hospital and medical service industries. He is rated AV by Martindale Hubbell and is consistently recognized in the area of employment litigation defense in Best Lawyers, Chambers & Partners, and Super Lawyers. He is a member of the American Employment Law Council and regularly serves as an instructor and contributing author on human resources administration and employment litigation topics before legal education and industry audiences.

About Watkins & Eager

Established in 1895, Watkins & Eager PLLC is a full-service, diversified law firm specializing in a multitude of practice areas. These areas include an extensive real estate, banking, corporate, labor and employment and business practice, as well as the firm’s broad trial and appellate practice. The firm is privileged to represent banking and financial institutions, manufacturers, oil and gas companies, pharmaceutical companies, commercial real estate developers, health care providers, investors, insurers, institutions of higher learning, and governmental agencies at the municipal, county, state and federal levels.

The firm’s lawyers are members of prestigious professional organizations, including the American College of Trial Lawyers, American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, American Board of Trial Advocates, American College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, American College of Mortgage Attorneys, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, and the Product Liability Advisory Council.

Creativity, critical thinking, dedication, excellence, experience, and responsiveness are the touchstones of the firm’s practice. Watkins & Eager possesses the skills and the commitment to responsibly address complex legal problems and is dedicated to building relationships and going beyond what clients ask of them. Located in the heart of Downtown Jackson for over 120 years, the firm honors its heritage and is committed to the future prosperity of the entire community.

Event Synopsis:

Although the Family Leave Medical Act (FMLA) was enacted in 1993, employers are still attempting to correctly apply the law and to cope with the on-going regulatory changes. The Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) significantly expanded the scope of disability discrimination protection afforded to employees and job applicants to strike a balance between employer and employee interests. It overturned many prior court decisions, but created additional burdens for employer compliance.

Speakers will review recent court cases and regulatory guidance to help you avoid practices currently being targeted for future ADA and FMLA lawsuits. They will also highlight the FMLA / ADAAA compliance challenges that employers face when obtaining and reviewing medical information and dealing with returning employees.

A panel of key thought leaders and practitioners assembled by The Knowledge Group will discussion the latest updates and current issues surrounding Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and The Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) Compliance. This LIVE webcast aims to help employees and employers avoid common pitfalls and risk issues with respect to FMLA / ADAAA compliance requirements.

Key topics include:
- FMLA and DOL Strategic Enforcement Initiatives
- Management of Employee Leave – Risks and Pitfalls
- Disability Compliance Requirements
- FMLA and ADAAA Compliance
- FMLA and State Leave Laws
- Statutory Paid Leave
- Privacy and Confidentiality
- Disability & Workers’ Compensation
- Compliance and Employee Challenges
- Reasonable Accommodation Strategies

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:
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