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    ADA Workplace Issues

    Date: August 15, 2018, 9:00am – 3:30pm
    Kitsap County
    Kitsap County Commissioners’ Chambers
    Administration Building
    619 Division Street
    Port Orchard, WA
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    David Fram of the National Employment Law Institute and a recognized expert on the ADA, will be here in the Kitsap County Board Chambers on Wednesday, August 15th to provide a training on ADA workplace issues.  The training will be geared towards HR professionals.  The total cost will be $3,500 plus travel and material expenses.  Kitsap County paid the $3,500 and then we will bill agencies for attendees once we are invoiced for the material and travel expenses.  We can host up to 150 people comfortably.

    If you are interested in attending, please register here:  ADA for HR Professionals (this will help us track attendees and seating availability).  Please feel free to pass this on to colleagues.

     David K. Fram, Esq., is Director, ADA & EEO Services for the National Employment Law Institute. In this position, he conducts seminars, briefings, workshops, and in-house training on the ADA and other EEO laws. He also provides guidance, as well as expert witness services, during administrative proceedings and litigation.

    From 1991-1996, Mr. Fram was Policy Attorney in the Office of Legal Counsel of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Washington, D.C. Before this, Mr. Fram was with the firm of Hogan & Hartson in Washington, D.C., where he represented employers in a broad range of employment issues. Mr. Fram has spoken extensively around the country concerning ADA and EEO issues, including testifying to Congress about the ADA and proposed changes to the law. He has trained thousands of HR professionals, attorneys, and others representing manufacturers, federal, state and local governments, colleges and universities, hospitals and health service providers, benefit providers, non-profits, and law firms and bar associations, among others. He also has trained hundreds of EEOC investigators and EEOC attorneys who analyze and resolve ADA claims. In addition, Mr. Fram has consulted with EEOC investigators and EEOC attorneys during the investigation and resolution of all forms of discrimination complaints.

    Mr. Fram has written on a variety of employment issues. Recent ADA books and articles include:

    ∙ Resolving ADA Workplace Questions: How Courts and Agencies are Dealing with Employment Issues (NELI: Updated every six months)

    ∙ The Human Resource Guide to Answering ADA Workplace Questions: Checklists and Practical Hints for Human Resources Personnel (NELI: 2014)

    ∙ Articles: “Q&A: Latest Developments on Determining Essential Functions” (Kate Klenner, BNA 5/16); “Handling Worker Requests for an Irritant-free Workplace Under ADA,” ADA Compliance Guide (Thompson: 5/14)(co-authored); "Insights on Attendance and Leave Under the ADA," HR Compliance Expert (Thompson: 8/13); ADA Update: The Emerging Definition of ‘Disability,’” Corporate Counsel’s Guide to the ADA (BLI: 11/05); “Lessons in Effectively Communicating to Avoid ADA Lawsuits,” ADA Compliance Guide (Thompson: 5/04); “Recognizing Covered Long-Term Impairments,” ADA Compliance Guide (Thompson: 1/04); “Understanding the ADA’s Reassignment Obligation,” Employment Law Strategist (7/03); ADA Update: The Emerging Definition of ‘Disability,’” Corporate Counsel’s Guide to the ADA (BLI: 2/03); “Employers’ Qualification Standards Must Comport with ADA,” ADA Compliance Guide (Thompson: 3/02); “Plausible Explanations for Inconsistent Statements,” ADA Compliance Guide (Thompson: 8/01); “Aftermath of Sutton Analyzed,” ADA Compliance Guide (Thompson: 1/01); “Accommodating Disabled Employees Through Reassignment,” ADA Compliance Guide (Thompson: 9/99); “Responding Effectively to Workers’ Accommodation Requests,” ADA Compliance Guide (Thompson: 12/98); "Five Keys to the Disabilities Act," The New York Times (8/16/98); "Determining Disabilities: When is a Condition 'Substantially Limiting'?," LRP Publication's Federal EEO Advisor (7/98); "Determining Disability: With or Without Medication," Employment Law Strategist (3/98); "What Employers Should Know About the ADA," The Wall Street Journal (9/16/96); "Key Evidence on Whether Someone is 'Qualified' Under the ADA," BNA's Employment Discrimination Report (7/17/96); "The ADA and Reasonable Accommodation: Some Common Employer Errors," BNA's Employment Discrimination Report (6/7/95); “The ADA and Employees Who Break Conduct Rules,” BNA's Employment Discrimination Report (9/21/94); “The FMLA and the ADA,” (co-authored with P. Mastroianni), ABA’s The Labor Lawyer (1993); “Examining the Relationship Between Employers and Health Professionals Under the ADA,” CCH’s Labor Law Journal (5/93).

    Mr. Fram received his B.A. degree (summa cum laude) from the University of Maryland. He received his J.D. degree, cum laude from The Cornell Law School, where he was an editor of The Cornell Law Review.