Concerning the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): What’s New?

Title: Concerning the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): What’s New?

DATE: July 18, 2019, 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. (Registration and Networking Breakfast 8:00-8:30 am)

LOCATION: Williams Mullen, 200 S. 10th Street, 15th Floor, Richmond, Virginia 23219

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The VABLN is pleased to present its annual ADA legal update program – Concerning the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): What’s New and how does it effect and influence your workplace policies and practices? Our featured legal expert will discuss new case law, trends in accommodation, ADA-related developments under the Trump administration, and ADA considerations and accommodations in wellness programs. ADA standards have gone through changes over the years since the original 1991 ADA Accessibility Guidelines (1991 Standards). More recently, Congress enacted the ADA Amendments Act in 2016 to clarify the meaning and interpretation of the ADA definition of “disability” to ensure that the definition of disability would be broadly construed and applied without extensive analysis, and clarified a public accommodation’s obligation to provide appropriate auxiliary aids and services for people with disabilities. Come join us to deepen your understanding of ADA and expect our speaker to answer your questions from her legal and practical experience perspective.

Hosted by the Williams Mullen law firm. Underground parking in the building and breakfast provided. Please contact the meeting organizer in advance if you need any accommodation to attend the program.

Speaker:

Amanda M. Weaver, Associate, Williams Mullen, Richmond VA

Amanda Weaver advises clients on compliance with various state and federal employment laws, counsels individuals and employers as litigation arises and assists clients in connection with their business immigration issues. She helps clients maintain compliance with anti-discrimination laws such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and Title VII, including advising clients on compliance with discrimination laws that pertain to the rapidly evolving area of gender identity and transgender/transitioning employees.  Amanda also assists employers with compliance under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OSHA), and she advises employers on compliance with the requirements of the Family Medical Leave Act and National Labor Relations Act.

 

In addition, Amanda helps employers ensure compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) – including drafting FCRA-compliant disclosures and notices – and impending changes to overtime regulations.  She regularly assists employers on compliance matters related to worker classification, paid sick leave laws and wage payment laws, including state wage payment laws and the Fair Labor Standards Act.  Amanda also provides counsel related to human resource matters, including employee handbooks and policies, employment agreements, separation agreements and releases, restrictive covenants, personnel matters and I-9 compliance.

When employers face litigation, Amanda counsels them to help find and achieve the best solution. She advises clients in cases involving discrimination claims, FMLA claims, wage payment and misclassification claims, defamation claims, OSHA citations and EEOC charges of discrimination, among others.

Amanda also assists clients with the cross-border movement of personnel and staffing needs and assists clients with obtaining business visas such as H-1B, L-1 and H-3 visas.  She has helped to obtain “exceptional hardship” waivers on behalf of clients seeking business visas and/or green cards, and O1B artist visas for clients ranging from ballet dancers to commercial composers.

Amanda earned her J.D. from the University of Richmond School of Law, where she graduated magna cum laude and was a member of the University of Richmond Law Review, the Moot Court Board and the Trial Advocacy Board, as well as the McNeill Law Society.  She also earned a B.A in Art History and German Studies from Duke University.