The Leave Show

Navigating work-from-home as an ADA accommodation

April 17, 2024

In episode 2, hear about best practices and guiding wisdom to help stay compliant

About this webinar

Compliance with the ADA has been a growing challenge for employers in recent years, and one of the biggest trends is an increase in requests to work remotely. In episode 2, through the lens of a work-from-home accommodation request, our expert panel will discuss best practices ranging from considering an employee’s eligibility to determining what is a reasonable accommodation.

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David K. Fram

Director of ADA Services, National Employment Law Institute

David K. Fram, Esq., is Director of ADA Services for the National Employment Law Institute. In this position, he conducts seminars, workshops and in-house training on the ADA. He also provides guidance, as well as expert witness services, during administrative proceedings and litigation. From 1991—1996, David was Policy Attorney in the EEOC’s Office of Legal Counsel. David has spoken extensively around the country concerning ADA and EEO issues, including testifying to Congress about the ADA and proposed changes to the law. He has trained tens of thousands of HR professionals, attorneys and others representing manufacturers, federal, state and local governments, colleges and universities, hospitals and health service providers, non-profits, law firms and bar associations, among others. He also has trained hundreds of EEOC investigators and EEOC attorneys who analyze and resolve ADA claims. David has written on a variety of employment issues.

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Kimberly Bowen

SVP, Global Talent and Inclusion, Unum

Kimberly Bowen is the Senior Vice President of Global Talent and Inclusion for Unum Group. For her team of 180 employees, she creates the strategic direction for talent management and the company’s inclusion and diversity initiatives. With more than 22 years of experience in human resources, Bowen has led talent acquisition and management, employee relations, inclusion and diversity, compensation, mergers and acquisitions and learning and development teams. Her career has spanned multiple industries, including retail, health care, third-party staffing, outsourcing and financial services. Bowen received her master’s degree in organization leadership and her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Indiana. She lives in Chattanooga with her husband and three children. She is secretary of the board for Chambliss Center for Children and Vice President of the board for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Chattanooga.
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Tommy Burton

Assistant Counsel, Unum

Tommy has worked at Unum Group for five years in various roles focused on absence management. As Assistant Legal Counsel, his primary responsibilities include supporting Unum’s administration of ADA, state PFML programs and many other complementary state laws. Tommy works with internal business partners and their clients to assist in providing compliant administration of federal and state leave and accommodation laws. Most recently, he supported the implementation of administration of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, a newly passed federal accommodation law. Additionally, Tommy assists in the development of Unum’s products and services to help clients comply with new leave requirements while integrating with existing leave and pay policies.

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In episode three, our expert panel unpacks key areas you need to keep on your radar as states continue to expand employee access to paid leave.

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