Program Time: 8:30-10:30am
Segment: Navigating the Bermuda Triangle of ADA, FMLA and Workers Compensation
Presented By: Karen S. Elliott
As a labor and employment lawyer, Karen helps clients navigate the alphabet soup of the 40 or more employment laws from the ADA, FMLA, GINA, OSHA to USERRA and the myriad federal agencies such as DOL, EEOC and NLRB.
Because Karen is a trial lawyer, she understands the complexities involved in going to court, and helps clients work to resolve issues before they become legal issues. But as an experienced trial lawyer, she knows how to navigate agency investigations as well as courtroom drama.
Segment: Charting a Course to Support Virginians with Disabilities
Presented By: Mr. James A. Rothrock, Commissioner of DARS
After a sledding injury in 1965, Jim completed his college education at St. Andrews Presbyterian College and obtained his master’s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. For more than 40 years, Jim has been involved in human services advocacy and programming, serving in positions including counselor, trainer, lobbyist, adjunct professor, and executive director.
He has served as an agency head in the Wilder, Warner, Kaine, McDonnell, and McAuliffe Administrations. As the first Commissioner of the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services, he leads the agency’s efforts to provide and advocate for the highest quality of services and supports to help Vintage Virginians and Virginians with disabilities realize successful careers and independent lives in livable communities.
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