The ADA, FMLA, and Workers’ Comp: Navigating Leave Entitlements

Managing employee medical and disability-related leave when an employee becomes ill, disabled, or injured can be a complicated issue. Employers must navigate various laws to ensure compliance and employee protection. Under the ADA and FMLA, eligible employees may receive reasonable accommodations or up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave per year, respectively. Workers’ compensation also provides compensation and medical support for work-related injuries or illnesses. As certain provisions of these laws can overlap at times, employers must carefully and efficiently evaluate an employee's condition and work needs to determine the leaves and requirements that apply. This article discusses the intersecting leave entitlements provided under the ADA, FMLA, and Workers’ Comp Laws, encouraging proper consideration and decision-making for maximum employee protection. Read more>>>The Interplay of Workers’ Compensation, FMLA & ADA - Lexology