July 9th Webinar

THURSDAY, JULY 9TH, 2020 11:00AM-12:00PM ET

COST: $125 PER REGISTRANT - (There is no CLE credit for these webinars.)

Municipalities must operate under a variety of rules and regulations stemming from a multitude of laws governing the workplace.  One such occurrence is when an employee requests an accommodation for an illness, injury, religious belief or pregnancy.  If such requests are not handled properly, an employer could face liability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) or Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.   

This webinar will provide an overview of the accommodation process and discuss management’s responsibilities during the interactive process when faced with an employee’s request for an accommodation.  Further, the webinar will discuss the current legal landscape of workplace accommodations in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.  Case law will be reviewed throughout.

Brad Bennett, Bricker & Eckler LLP
Brad represents public and private sector employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. Brad defends employers in state and federal courts and before various administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Ohio Civil Rights Commission (OCRC). In addition to his litigation practice, Brad represents public sector employers in collective bargaining, grievance arbitrations, impasse proceedings and before the State Employment Relations Board (SERB). Additionally, Brad has drafted civil service rules for municipalities, represents public sector employers before the State Personnel Board of Review (SPBR), and counsels public employers regarding compliance with Ohio’s Open Meetings Act and Public Records Act. Brad is certified as a Specialist in Labor and Employment Law by the Ohio State Bar Association. Brad has been selected as one of the “Best Lawyers in America – Employment Law” and is listed to “Ohio Super Lawyers” recognizing him for his outstanding work in the areas of Labor and Employment Law and Litigation.

Complimentary power point slides will be provided to the attendees. TO REGISTER: email the registration form to CYNDIE, at cgrant@omlohio.org, and copy cblake@omlohio.org, or mail it to the OMAA/OML offices (Please mail your $125 check, made out to the OMAA, to the OMAA/OML offices: 175 S. Third St., Suite 510, Columbus, OH 43215.)

Registrants are encouraged to set up for the webinar in a conference room, with a speaker phone and a computer screen, and to invite other city officials to attend. Registrants are encouraged to notify us of the number of participants attending the webinar and if any are from other communities. (This is for our records, only).

We realize that most people will access this webinar from their homes. There is no limit to the number of attendees from each community. The $125 charge is per city/village, no matter how many individuals participate separately. Just let me know the email addresses of those who wish to participate.