This presentation will take the audience through an explanation of what the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Americans with Disabilitites Act (ADA), and workers' compensation are, how they apply to employees, and the benefits an employee is entitled to under them. Review the appropriate way to make decisions regarding the entitlement to FMLA, ADA, and workers' compensation and how to coordinate those benefits to minimize the period of lost time from work. Learn how to use FMLA, ADA, and workers' compensation to your advantage in terms of accommodation, return to work or termination of employment, or reduction of benefits, by placing an employee outside of employment to another employer.
1. Understand the interplay among FMLA, ADA, and workers' compensation.
2. Review how to coordinate the application of FMLA, ADA, and workers' compensation to minimize the period of lost time from work.
3. Discuss using FMLA, ADA, and workers' compensation to make employment decisions regarding the ability to accommodate, return to work, and termination of employment.
Robert Maciorowski is an accomplished attorney with expertise in various areas of practice, including workers' compensation, third party liability, products liability, ADA, FMLA, retaliatory discharge, general litigation, and labor/related litigation. He completed his Doctor of Law degree from De Paul University, College of Law in 1974, where he also served as a Case and Comment Editor. He also holds a BA from Illinois Benedictine College. He has a Martindale Hubbell Rating of “AV Preeminent - Highest Rating Available”, is a Fellow of The College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers and is a founding member of the National Workers' Compensation Defense Network. He is also a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the Illinois Chamber of Commerce Employment Law Council and Workers' Compensation Committee. Maciorowski has been selected for The Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyer, Leading Lawyers, and Most Honored Professional and named one of the top-rated lawyers by the National Law Journal. He has presented and spoken at various national conferences and has authored chapters on workers' compensation in several publications, including the First Edition Chicagoland Employment Law Manual, US Chamber of Commerce - Federal Employment Laws and Regulations, and A Field Guild to Workers' Compensation 2010. He has served as a contributing author for the publisher Wiley Law.
Adam R. Maciorowski is a Partner in the Workers' Compensation Department at Rusin & Maciorowski, a specialty law firm focusing on representing employers and their insurance carriers in all of the varied legal aspects of workplace injury, including workers' compensation, OSHA, personal injury, contribution liability and lien recovery, wrongful discharge, and employment discrimination. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Miami University of Ohio in 2009 and went on to earn his Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of Law in 2012, where he was on the Dean's List. During law school, he was an extern for the Illinois Department of Health and Family Services, Bureau of Administrative Appeals. After law school, Maciorowski worked at a boutique workers' compensation defense firm where he successfully litigated numerous cases from the Commission level through the Appellate Court. He prides himself on being able to provide his clients with honest and cost-effective defense work.