2019 Americans with Disabilities Act Update



  • Available Until 2/22/2022
  • Next Class Time 12:00 PM CT
  • Duration 60 min.
  • Format MP3 Download
  • Program Code 01162019
  • MCLE Credits 1 hour(s)

Course Price: $65.00


This program will provide you with a comprehensive update of important developments related to the Americans with Disabilities Act.  The program will cover case law, administrative, and practical developments related to reasonable accommodation of disabilities in the workplace.  The panel will also discuss developments related to permissible job qualification standards, determining essential job functions, and judging the workplace performance of employees subject to the ADA. This program will provide you with a wide-ranging and practical review of important ADA developments.  

  • Review of recent case law and regulatory developments
  • Essential functions and qualification standards
  • Leave as a reasonable accommodation, including the EEOC’s guidance
  • Undue hardship, including recent cases involving cost as an employer’s affirmative defense
  • Developments related to reassignment to another job category
  • Trends in the interactive process 


Christopher Kuczynski is Assistant Legal Counsel and Director of the Americans With Disabilities Act Policy Division at the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Washington, D.C. He supervises the development of policy guidance interpreting Title I of the ADA and advises EEOC’s field offices, Office of General Counsel, and chair and commissioners on ADA investigations and litigation.  Earlier in his career, he served as Associate Director for the White House Domestic Policy Council and as a trial attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice. Mr. Kuczynski received his B.A. from Villanova University, his J.D. from Temple Law School, and his L.L.M. from the Yale Law School.

Leslie Abbott is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Paul Hastings, LLP, where she is co-vice chair of the firm’s global employment law group and co-chairs the firm’s nationwide wage and hour practice.  Her practice includes the representation of employers in all aspects of employment law, with significant expertise in wage and hour law. She has defended a significant number of class action and single plaintiff wage and hour lawsuits for nationwide employers in the last three years. She is  Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.  Ms. Abbott received her B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley, a diploma from the London School of Economics, and her J.D. from Loyola Law School.