2024 will be a leave-and-accommodations marathon for employers. In the absence of preemptory federal laws in this area, leave entitlement activity on the state and local level will continue to be an exercise in endurance for employers’ compliance efforts. Jackson Lewis principals Katharine Weber, Joe Lynett and Patty Pryor give the issues a trial run as only they can.
A recent Seventh Circuit decision is a game changer, both providing a new analysis of whether and under what circumstances an employer must accommodate an employee’s commuting restrictions, and harmonizing what has been held as a conflict among other circuit courts that have decided this issue. Jackson Lewis Disability, Leave and Health Management practice co-chairs Joe Lynett and Katharine Weber explain where the rubber hits the road.