Employment Law Series 2017

Using and Requesting Medical Information under the ADA and FMLA

Date: Friday March 10, 2017

Time: 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Social Hour: 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Champions Run 13800 Eagle Run Drive Omaha, NE 68164

Please join us for a panel style discussion on using and requesting medical information in ADA and FMLA situations. The discussion will include topics such as the ADA pre-offer, post-offer, and employment stages, the ADA reasonable accommodation process, FMLA certification and re-certification process, and return to work and fitness for duty situations.

The first thirty minutes will be a presentation focusing on an employer's legal rights to employee medical information. The remaining time will be dedicated to an interactive panel discussion regarding best practices, pitfalls, and other practical guidance on handling employee medical information.

There will be a social hour following the seminar where attendees can ask questions and network with other attendees, the panelists, and AKC attorneys.


Dr. Dean Wampler, CompChoice

Edith Simpson, Transit Authority of the City of Omaha, Legal/ HR Director

Carol Bartholet, J. Skinner Baking, Human Resources Manager

Sandy Washa, Senior Market Sales, Director of Human Resources

The presentation will be led by Ryan Kunhart, Harvey Cooper, and Jeff Blumel of Abrahams Kaslow & Cassman LLP


Our 2017 seminars are free of charge, and ideal attendees are business owners, HR professionals, and small businesses that expect to hire employees or contractors in the near future.


2016 Seminars

Employment Agreements, Hiring Questions, & Millennials

Join Ryan Kunhart and Jeff Blumel of Abrahams Kaslow & Cassman LLP and Josh Boesch of Lutz Talent to discuss issues to consider when drafting an employment agreement. We will also discuss the "do's and don'ts" when interviewing and hiring employees and issues employers are now having to consider with millennials joining the workforce.

Wage & Hour Seminar

The United States Department of Labor has issued its final rules raising the minimum salary requirements for exempt executive, administrative and professional employees ("EAP"). Effective December 1, 2016, to be exempt from the payment of overtime, the employee must be paid a minimum of $913 each week ($47,476 annualized) and satisfy the "duties test" for the claimed exemption. The exemption for outside sales employees is unchanged.

Presentation led by Ryan KunhartHarvey Cooper of Abrahams Kaslow & Cassman LLP

Workers' Compensation & Independent Contractors Seminar

The Department of Labor has been working with the IRS to combat employee misclassification as independent contractors. We will discuss relevant tests to help determine if an individual is an employee or independent contractor and must have provisions in an independent contractor agreement. We will also discuss general day-to-day workers' compensation issues that we commonly handle.

Presentation led by Ryan Kunhart & Jeff Blumel of Abrahams Kaslow & Cassman LLP and Peterson Brothers Insurance

ADA/FMLA Update Seminar

Join us as we discuss recent ADA and FMLA court decisions, including a discussion on whether obesity is a disability under the ADA, the employer's obligation to engage in the ADA interactive process, and administering intermittent leave under the FMLA.

Presentation led by Ryan Kunhart & Harvey Cooper of Abrahams Kaslow & Cassman LLP

Abrahams Kaslow & Cassman LLP offers free seminars on a variety of employment law issues as well as estate planning and business law topics several times each year. The one-hour sessions are quite popular with small to medium sized business owners and human resource personnel. If you wish to receive information on our seminars, click here to be put on our newsletter mailing list.

For more advanced training, AK&C also specializes in providing management training sessions for businesses at their offices. These comprehensive seminars are customized training courses for management and human resource personnel on such issues as sexual harassment, hiring and firing of personnel, employee handbooks, Family Medical Leave Act and more. We provide several Omaha companies with personalized training courses several times a year to ensure that their management teams are proactively minimizing the risk of employment lawsuits. For more information on this service please contact us.