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

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

DATE: July 25, 2018, 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. (Registration and Networking Breakfast 8:00-8:30)

LOCATION: Performance Food Group, 12500 West Creek Parkway, Richmond, VA 23238

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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? Legal experts will discuss new case law, trends in accommodation, what ADA-related developments employers might expect 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 speakers to answer your questions from their legal and practical experience perspectives.

Hosted by Performance Food Group at West Creek. Ample parking and breakfast provided. Please contact the meeting organizer in advance if you need any accommodation to attend the program.

Speakers:

Brydon M. DeWitt, Partner, Williams Mullen, Richmond VA

Brydon DeWitt’s practice focuses on all areas of employee benefits law, including qualified pension plans, welfare plans, Affordable Care Act compliance, HIPAA health information privacy and security, stock-based compensation and benefits issues arising in mergers and acquisitions.

Brydon leads the firm’s Health Care Reform Team advising clients with respect to the Affordable Care Act, including plan design, plan amendments, notice and disclosure, reporting, compliance strategies and the employer shared responsibility or “play or pay” mandate.

Brydon received his Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, from Bridgewater College. He received his Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from the University of Richmond School of Law, where he was a member of the University of Richmond Law Review and the McNeill Law Society.

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.

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 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.