• Posts by Kurt A. Powell
    Posts by Kurt A. Powell

    Kurt’s practice focuses on the defense of management in complex employment litigation and labor matters. Kurt’s practice focuses exclusively on representing management in labor and employment law matters, including ...

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Employers in the retail sector are constantly faced with the balancing act of relying on their workforce to operate a profitable business while also managing employees who are unable to work at full capacity due to an illness or disability. The patchwork of laws and regulations requiring employers to provide leave or accommodation can overlap with one another, creating uncertainty as to when employers can terminate sick or disabled employees. For example, it is a common scenario for an employee to exhaust his/her 12-week medical leave under the Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) and then request additional leave as an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”).   


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