Morgan, Brown & Joy partners Jaclyn L. Kugell and Andrea E. Zoia will present at the 2023 Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC) Virtual Compliance Conference on May 3, 2023. Both attorneys will present the panel, “FMLA & ADA: Year in Review,” and will discuss recent developments in the interpretation of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and how they affect the workplace and guide decision-making in administering employee leaves and accommodations.
The conference brings together absence and disability professionals to examine and discuss common questions and solutions regarding employee paid leave programs, whether family, medical, or mental-health related, as well as opportunities brought by corresponding legislation. To learn more and register, visit: http://dmec.org/conferences-and-events/compliance-conference/virtual-event/
Kugell is an established employment lawyer who counsels business owners and management through virtually every scenario surrounding the employer-employee relationship. As Chair of Morgan, Brown & Joy’s Management Committee and the firm’s Managing Partner, she brings strong leadership skills to clients, helping them to make important business decisions and manage their operations efficiently while minimizing risks. Her practice encompasses daily employment counseling, training, employment litigation, collective bargaining and labor arbitration. Kugell proactively works with clients to avoid allegations of wrongdoing, carefully advising on ways to run operations that meet business objectives and achieve compliance.
Zoia is an employment lawyer who handles employment matters facing businesses from day-to-day counseling needs and advice to litigation defense. She provides client-tailored advice to in-house counsel and human resource professionals with wage and hour issues, workplace investigations, drug testing, hiring practices, employment policies and handbooks, reductions in force, and employee leave matters. When litigation is necessary, Zoia skillfully defends employers against workplace allegations, such as employment discrimination, retaliation, leave and accommodation-related claims, and wage and hour class actions.
The Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC) is the only association dedicated to providing focused education, knowledge, and networking for absence and disability professionals. Through our education programs, we deliver trusted strategies, tools, and resources to minimize lost work time, improve workforce productivity, and maintain legally compliant absence and disability programs.
About Morgan, Brown & Joy, LLP
Morgan, Brown & Joy is among the largest management-side employment law firms in New England, representing a wide range of Fortune 100 corporations, educational and health care institutions and small businesses across all sectors of the economy. The firm’s attorneys are known for anticipating and finding solutions to the ever-expanding range of employment-related legal issues in order to avoid the time and cost of litigation. When litigation becomes necessary, the firm aggressively defends its clients and has a proven record of success.