November 7, 2017

Mastering The Hardest Problems Under The FMLA

Advanced Issues In Handling Employees' Medical Conditions

A complimentary seminar to provide employers with information and tools to handle difficult issues regarding employees’ medical conditions, including under the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA).

November 7, 2017
7:45 am – 10:00 am

Odin, Feldman & Pittleman, P.C.
1775 Wiehle Avenue, Suite 400
Reston, Virginia 20190

November 7, 2017

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Meet Our Speakers

November 7, 2017
ShareholderTimothy M. McConville, Esq.

Tim is the practice group leader for the firm’s labor & employment practice, and he represents management in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship. He regularly counsels employers on the Family and Medical Leave Act and Americans With Disabilities Act. He also represents management adverse to unions in the traditional labor relations matters.

Tim has received an AV rating, the highest rating given by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™, for his legal ability and general ethical standards. He has also been named among Virginia Business magazine’s “Legal Elite” for labor and employment law for the past six years and, for the past eight years, has been consistently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® listing in the areas of Employment, Labor Law‐Management, and Litigation‐Labor Law.

November 7, 2017
AssociateLuke J. Archer, Esq.

Luke J. Archer, an associate attorney in the firm’s labor & employment practice, focuses on the management-side employment law needs of his clients, advising and representing clients on matters involving trade secrets, non-competition agreements, discrimination claims, and union-related issues. Luke has accumulated years of general litigation experience that he regularly uses to assist his clients in determining and then advocating for legal and business solutions to their unique challenges.

As part of his practice, Luke counsels employers on issues arising under the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. These issues are some of the most frequent that arise in his counseling practice and are often best served by unique solutions dependent on the facts of each case. Consequently, Luke appreciates the significant assistance that legal counsel can provide to employers of all sizes and experience encountering FMLA and ADA issues.

Agenda & Registration


7:45 am

  • Registration and Complimentary Continental Breakfast

8:00 am – 10:00 am

  • Advanced Issues In Handling Employees’ Medical Conditions: FMLA, ADA & GINA


This complimentary program will provide information to employers on how to handle the most challenging circumstances involving employees’ medical conditions, including:

  • Detecting and limiting abuse under the Family Medical Leave Act
  • Managing intermittent and reduced schedule leave
  • Obtaining reliable medical certifications and other information from employees and their health care providers
  • Compliance with GINA and the ADA in medical questionnaires
  • Requiring recertification of health conditions
  • Handling failures to return to work
  • Policies and practices to improve management of employees with medical conditions

Presented by the Labor and Employment Team of Odin, Feldman & Pittleman, P.C.

About Odin, Feldman & Pittleman, P.C.

Odin, Feldman & Pittleman, P.C. represents employers of all sizes in all aspects of labor and employment law. Our attorneys provide advice, counsel and service that is prompt, accurate and tailored to advance the employer’s unique business interests. Our philosophy emphasizes prevention rather than reaction – a lawsuit avoided, a personnel problem diminished or eliminated. We craft proactive plans that avert disruption in the workplace, improve employee relations and allow the organization to remain focused on the business of moving forward.

Our attorneys provide the following additional services:

  • Traditional labor relations, including bargaining, NLRB elections, and unfair labor practice charges
  • Defense of employers against Title VII, EEO and civil rights claims
  • Advice and litigation against employee claims, including wrongful discharge and sexual harassment
  • Preparation and litigation of confidentiality and restrictive covenant agreements
  • Human resources counseling and training, including employee handbooks and harassment matters
  • Advice on executive compensation, severance and exit strategies
  • Risk management relating to downsizing and layoffs
  • Guidance on performance and conduct issues under the ADA, Title VII, FMLA, FLSA, ADEA, GINA
  • Litigate matters involving non-compete and confidentiality agreements, unfair competition, and trade secrets