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FMLA: A to Z, Featuring ADA Interplay

  • Thornblade Club 1275 Thornblade Boulevard Greer, SC, 29650 United States (map)

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About the speaker


Mike Shetterly is the managing shareholder in the Ogletree Deakins Greenville office. He has a blended practice, focusing on litigation and proactive advice to clients. In litigation, he focuses on the ultimate objective of the client and tries to streamline the approach to litigation to hone in on the core objectives and outcome determinative issues.

Mike routinely provides training and real world advice to human resources teams, general counsels, and supervisors on best practices, particularly with regard to discrimination laws (Title VII), Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), social media, and independent contractor versus employment relationships.


FMLA: A to Z, Featuring ADA Interplay

Managing employee leaves of absence is one of HR's most challenging responsibilities in many organizations. Laws like the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act are complex, and require a lot time to understand and administer.

Mike Shetterly of the Ogletree Deakins Firm will present a full-day workshop, "FMLA: A to Z, Featuring ADA Interplay," on Thursday, February 22, at Thornblade Club. Hosts for the workshop are Upstate Employers Network and the Greenville Chamber.

Mike is regarded as one of the nation’s leading experts of FMLA compliance. Those who attend Mike’s workshops appreciate his ability to simplify complex material, and to offer practical recommendations and advice. Mike’s interactive style results in lots of questions that help participants learn from each other, as well. 

While this workshop will provide a brief, basic review of FMLA and ADA fundamentals, its emphasis will be placed on handling day-to-day challenges and understanding how ongoing changes and rulings shape compliance duties and strategies.


  • FMLA nuances and compliance matters
  • How the ADA and FMLA affect paid leave policies
  • How the FMLA works with the ADA and workers’ compensation laws
  • Who is protected under the ADA Amendments Act?
  • How employers wind up giving protection to those who should not have it
  • What is an “essential function?”
  • How to determine who is qualified to perform a job
  • How to handle situations where an employee appears unable to perform his or her job
  • How to work through the interactive process when someone seeks an accommodation
  • What are reasonable accommodations?
  • How to evaluate undue hardship
  • How to evaluate direct threats
  • How the medical examination and medical inquiry sections of the ADA affect a broad range of policies and practices
  • Intermittent leave
    Leave as an accommodation

  • Drafting policies with ADA leave in mind
  • Fitness-for-duty policies


Mike Shetterly
Managing Shareholder
Ogletree Deakins Law Firm


February 22, 2018

8:30 a.m. - registration
9:00 a.m. - workshop starts
4:15 p.m. - workshop ends


$195 per person
Lunch is included

Fee must be paid before February 22, 2018


Thornblade Club
Greer, SC


Call Employers Network: 585-1007

To register by fax, use this form.


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This workshop is pre-approved for 5.75 SHRM Professional Development Credits.

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The workshop is also pre-approved for 5.75 HR (General) recertification credit hours by the HR Certification Institute.

"The use of this seal confirms the activity has met HR Certification Institute's® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval."


Registered participants who fail to attend ('no-shows') not receive a refund.

A 'late notice' charge (50% of the workshop fee) will be charged for cancellations made less than 48 hours before the scheduled  starting time.


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