ADA Workshop Webinar

September 10 – September 11, 2024 or

September 17 – September 18, 2024


Early Registration Special $545.00

Pay by August 27 for September 10 webinar

Pay by September 4 for September 17 webinar

NELI’s 2024 ADA Workshop Webinar Conference will be presented over 2 days, with 3.25 hours of instruction per day.

6.5-7.8 hours of CLE/Continuing Education Credits

David Fram will again be presenting NELI’s renowned ADA Workshop as a live webinar, complete with comprehensive materials and the ability to interact with questions.

Topics for the Webinar include:

  • Update on the Definition of “Disability”
  • Developments on Whether an Individual is “Qualified”
  • Conduct Rules
  • Update on Practical “Reasonable Accommodation” Issues
  • ADA/FMLA Overlap Issues

Please see the agenda tab for the full agenda.

Participants will receive a PDF copy of the 57th Edition of Resolving ADA Workplace Questions, an unparalleled research and reference workbook.

Registration Fee Schedule:

For the September 10 webinar

Registrations received by August 27: $545.00
Registrations received after August 27: $645.00

For the September 17 webinar

Registrations received by September 4: $545.00
Registrations received after September 4: $645.00

How do NELI’s webinars work?

We conduct our webinars over Zoom. This Webinar will feature video and be interactive with an opportunity to submit questions throughout the program. You may participate in the webinar in real-time and/or watch the recording at your convenience.

How will we receive the login information?

You will receive an email from us with a link to download the PDF and log-in instructions approximately 3 business days prior to the start date. If you do not receive the email within two (2) days of the Webinar, Please contact NELI.

What if we can’t attend live?

You may watch the recording at your convenience. The “live” link will become the recording link approximately 2 hours after the conclusion of the event and you can access the Zoom recording by clicking on the “live” link.
You may also log in to your Account page on this website and view a link from your Orders. The recording is available for 6 months.

DAY ONE: 11:30 am – 3:00 pm (Eastern)

(includes 15-minute break)

Update on the Definition of “Disability”

Discussion of the newest Court of Appeals cases on the definition of “disability” under the ADAAA, including cases on whether conditions are “impairments,” new “major life activities,” changes regarding how long a condition must last, how serious the condition must be, and practical tips on how supervisors can avoid “regarding” an individual as disabled. This year’s session will also discuss the wave of mental health and Long-COVID issues employers are facing, the late-breaking cases on whether implementing COVID protocols “regarded” employees as disabled, as well as differences in coverage between the ADA and the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA).

Developments on Whether an Individual is “Qualified”

Update on the latest court cases and practical considerations on the meaning of “qualified,” whether employers may change job functions and quantity standards, the importance of up-to-date job descriptions and how much detail to put in the job description, whether handling job stress, getting along with co-workers and the public, overtime, lifting, and attendance are considered “essential,” as well as critical evidence concerning whether an individual is “qualified,” including the danger of inflated performance evaluations by supervisors, and inconsistent or inaccurate doctors’ notes from employees. This year’s session will also focus on the newest cases concerning how an employer’s permitting remote work affects its ability to argue that physical attendance is required for a position, as well as differences in coverage between the ADA and the PWFA on the question of “qualified.”

Conduct Rules

Analysis of particular conduct rules, such as policies on drugs (including state-legalized marijuana), alcohol, violence, safety, co-worker courtesy, and tardiness, and whether and when discipline must be rescinded if an employee breaks a conduct rule because of a disability.

DAY TWO: 11:30 am – 3:00 pm (Eastern)

(includes 15-minute break)

Update on Practical “Reasonable Accommodation” Issues

Discussion of the latest Court of Appeals cases on practical reasonable accommodation issues, including fast-breaking new cases on the meaning of “reasonable,” what technically triggers the duty to interact, when accommodations are not required, whether an employer will be “punished” for doing a “good deed” by providing more than required by the law, and particular accommodation requests such as leave (including repeated leave extensions), schedule adjustments, change of supervisors, non-competitive reassignment, shift changes, and a smell-free workplace. This year’s session will also focus on the multi-faceted questions involved in analyzing work-at-home issues, including who pays for the home accommodation and whether additional days of remote work are required in hybrid arrangements, as well as differences in “reasonable accommodation” obligations between the ADA and the PWFA.

ADA/FMLA Overlap Issues

In this special session, Francesco DeLuca of Epstein Becker Green will present ADA/FMLA overlap issues on an employer’s obligations when an employee’s condition is covered under both statutes, including questions concerning whether either/both statutes have been technically triggered, and which statute provides greater rights on the inception of leave, while the employee is out on leave, and when the employee returns from the leave. This session will also include a discussion of interactions between the FMLA and the PWFA.

CLE and other Continuing Education Credit

NELI’s programs are routinely approved for credit in all jurisdictions with such requirements and we expect this program to receive full accreditation provided that the jurisdiction approves Webinars. This Webinar will provide between 6.5-7.8 hours of MCLE credit depending upon the jurisdiction.

Registrants may be required to file for credit on their own behalf in some jurisdictions. We will provide all necessary forms and proof of attendance. Credit will be given to registered participants only. NELI is an approved provider of HRCI and SHRM for recertification credit. NELI is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® recertification activities.

Cancellation policy

Please remember that you can watch the recording for up to six months and still receive CLE/CEU credit. Cancellations must be confirmed via email. Cancellations received more than 10 business days prior to the webinar may elect to receive a full fee credit, or a refund. Those cancelled 10 or fewer business days prior to the program, will receive a fee credit less a $250 cancellation fee.

Fee credits may be applied during the next 12 month period. Any refunds will be processed after the program concludes.


  1. Partner, Irvin Bowen Hale-Smith LLC, Atlanta, GA

    With 40+ years of experience, this was one of the best days ever spent at a seminar. David Fram is incredibly energetic and keeps attendees on focus in a complicated area of law.

  2. Senior Assistant GC, Micron Technology, Highland, UT

    David is the best presenter, bar none! This six hours flew by because of David’s presentation skills and also because of his cogent, well-organized materials. I’ll be a NELI lifer!

  3. ADA Specialist Colorado Dept of Human Services, Denver, CO

    David is one of the most engaging presenters I have ever heard. He packs a great deal of information into each session but it feels like a conversation with a friend rather than a lecture. He is amazing!

  4. Principal Consultant, Options + Resolutions, Tucson, AZ

    David’s presentation and the materials I take away from the seminars allow me to operate at the highest level.

  5. Attorney & Chief of Staff, City of Bellevue, Bellevue, WA

    David Fram presented the materials in a clear and concise manner and made the subject matter interesting not one minute of boredom during the entire day (6 hours of presenting). The materials are highly relevant and David is one of the best speakers I have ever seen.

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  • David Fram


    David is NELI's Director of ADA Services. In this position, David conducts in-house and virtual ADA training for employers (including manufacturers, federal, state and local governments, and universities), law firms, and bar associations, among others. He also provides expert witness services during administrative proceedings and litigation.

  • Fran DeLuca

    Epstein Becker Green

    Fran regularly counsels national, regional, and local employers of all sizes on litigation-avoidance strategies, such as developing and maintaining compliant employment policies, protecting trade secrets and confidential information, and handling terminations so as to minimize the risk of claims that can be costly and damaging to an employer’s reputation. Fran also conducts internal investigations to assist employers in determining the cause of potential problems before they undermine employee morale and lead to time-consuming disputes. Earlier in his career, Fran served as a temporary law clerk to Judge O. Rogeriee Thompson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.