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Reasonable Accommodation and the ADA – Fall Berliner Cohen Seminar – Modesto

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Click here for the 2014 Fall ADA Seminar handout.

Berliner Cohen is pleased to co-sponsor its complimentary Fall Employment Law Seminar in San Jose and Modesto with EPIC – Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (former sponsor Jenkins Insurance Services, a Leavitt Group agency, now a part of EPIC).

What a business and the government deem a reasonable accommodation varies greatly. While an employer’s duty to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities is considered one of the most important requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), what the courts and governmental agencies review is the employers conduct in determining when, if and how to accommodate a disability – this is known as the interactive process. Newer ADA regulations have broadened the definition of what is covered under the term “disability.” It is now even more important that company executives and HR professionals fully understand what’s required of them under the law.

Experienced Berliner Cohen attorneys, plus ADA and vocational rehabilitation experts will take you through an interactive discussion that covers:

  • The current state of the law
  • When an employer is required to provide a reasonable accommodation
  • Components of the interactive process
  • Limits to the employer’s duty to accommodate
  • What constitutes undue hardship issues
  • Best practices to protect your business

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Clarion Inn, 1612 Sisk Road, Modesto, CA

11:30 a.m. – Registration and Lunch
Noon – 1:30 p.m. – Program

Christine H. Long, Employment Law Attorney, Berliner Cohen

Ms. Long represents and counsels Central Valley clients on employment issues and disputes, real estate matters, and contract claims. She advises clients in various areas including hospitality, emerging technology, real estate, medical and professional, local service and retail businesses. Her employment practice includes handling claims of employment discrimination, wrongful termination, and breach of employment contract cases. Ms. Long counsels on all aspects of employment, including complaints made to the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, Labor Commissioner, and the EEOC on matters relating to employment including compensation issues, mandatory leaves of absence, reasonable accommodations, and reductions-in-force for individuals, companies and local government.  She formerly practiced in Stockton, CA.

Laura Palazzolo, Litigation Attorney, Berliner Cohen
Ms. Palazzolo’s litigation practice includes real estate, bankruptcy, and general business disputes.  Her practice includes representing property owners in partnership dissolution, construction, and eminent domain actions.  She has also achieved highly favorable results for debtors and creditors in bankruptcy and federal court litigation, including actions relating to preference payments, relief from stay, non-dischargeability, fraudulent transfers, and breach of fiduciary duty claims.  She was the recent recipient of the Susan O. Fish Award presented annually by Lincoln Law School, where she is a professor.

Additional speakers to be announced.


1.5 hours of HRCI or general CLE credit available.