Employee Leaves & Accommodations
At SMM Law, we help employers handle employee requests for leave and accommodation, while ensuring compliance with all applicable laws.
SMM Law has broad experience with all of the federal, state, and local leave laws that apply to employers. The most common federal leave laws are the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA). Since these laws and regulations affect employee rights to leave and accommodations, employers should partner with knowledgeable attorneys to limit their liability and avoid any missteps.
SMM Law can expertly craft and implement policies and procedures that are individually tailored to your business and industry, and that comply with the latest laws. This will ensure that you protect and maximize your employer rights, while providing leaves and accommodations that are legally required.
However, implementing the right policies and procedures is only the first step. Unique and novel issues arise and SMM Law frequently advises employers on these issues under the various federal, state, and local laws.
If an employee files a charge or lawsuit against you, you need an experienced law firm to help defend your business. SMM Law regularly defends charges and complaints of discrimination, harassment, denial of leave, and leave interference in state and federal courts, as well as before administrative agencies.
OUR SERVICES AT A GLANCE
At SMM Law, we offer the following services to employers:
- Provide legal advice for specific leave and accommodation issues, including assisting employers with authentications, clarifications, secondary medical opinions, and recertifications;
- Review and update current leave and accommodation policies and procedures to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local laws;
- Develop and implement comprehensive policies and procedures to cover all types of leave and minimize employer liability;
- Assist with the interactive process required under the ADA and other related laws; and
- Conduct training for managers, supervisors, and HR professionals.