FMLA & ADA Sticky Situations

Thursday, April 27, 2017
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Michigan Chamber of Commerce, Lansing

$270 Members / $295 Future Members

HR professionals are routinely called upon to manage employee requests for accommodations and time away from the workplace for medical reasons, but the myriad of laws covering this can be quite complicated.  

Please join us for this BRAND NEW full-day interactive workshop that will present real FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act) and ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) sticky situations for you to analyze and solve. We will work with you to develop reasoned approaches to reach the recommended response. You will have an opportunity to work through the scenarios and your resolution and then we will analyze the legal ramifications and risk involved. You will also get direction on what policies and procedures you should have in place to help you better manage these situations when they do arise.


  • Legal overview 
  • Introduction of HR scenarios 
  • Quick and dirty analysis through small group discussions 
  • Legal debriefing of the potential legal implications present in each situation 
  • Guidance on the best approach to each scenario 
  • Tips on the policies that should already be in place 
  • Wrap-up 

Expert Presenters: 

Maureen RouseMaureen Rouse-Ayoub is the Co-Chair of Bodman PLC’s Workplace Law Group, where she concentrates her practice in labor and employment law, providing advice and counsel and exclusively representing management in the private and public sectors. She has represented management in state and federal court with significant success obtaining summary judgments for employers. She has also represented clients before the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, the Department of Labor & Economic Growth, Wage and Hour Division, as well as the Occupational Health and Safety Administration. 

Aaron Graves

Aaron Graves is the Co-Chair of Bodman PLC’s Workplace Law Group, where he focuses his practice in labor and employment law, providing a broad spectrum of employment matters such as pre-hire screening, discrimination, harassment, wage-hour, policy administration, substance abuse, FMLA, discipline, whistleblower, retaliation, discharge, and plant closings/reductions in force. He is also experienced in the professional staff privileging and peer review issues unique to the health care industry.  


Danielle Lester

Danielle Lester is a senior associate in the Workplace Law Practice Group. She concentrates her practice in labor and employment law, exclusively representing management in the private and public sectors. She has extensive experience with representing employers in unfair labor practice charges before the National Labor Relations Board, negotiating Union contracts, advocating for employers in arbitrations, and advising employers on many day-to-day labor issues. 



Six (6) credits for the MI Chamber Basic or Advanced Human Resource Compliance Certification Program.  
Four-and-a-half (4.5) HR (General) recertification credit hours for PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.  
Four-and-a-half (4.5) PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.