2020 Tools & Tactics Webinar: COVID-19 and Beyond – Best Practices for Coordinating the FMLA and the ADA

DMECTools & Tactics, Webinars

Thursday, May 7

9:00 am PT | 12:00 pm ET

Managing absence and disability is more challenging than ever in the midst of a global pandemic. The rules of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) still apply, and many employers now have the temporary provisions under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) added to the mix.

This webinar will give you a full picture of the interaction of these laws and how they impact employees. You will learn more about the provisions under the FFCRA as well as what employers are doing to support their employees with COVID-19-related coverage when the FFCRA doesn’t apply.  In addition, we will also compare the similarities and differences in FMLA and ADA laws, and share insights into how these two laws overlap. Attendees can expect to walk away with best practices for coordinating these laws.

Webinars are free for DMEC members. To receive free pricing, log in to your DMEC account prior to registering.

Learning Objectives

  • Review employer obligations under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).
  • Discover how some employers are supporting their employee’s COVID-19-related absences.
  • Explore the differences between the FMLA and the ADA.
  • Gain insights into how FMLA and ADA laws overlap, and how to coordinate absences that may intersect with both laws.


Peter Fabiankovic
Corporate Counsel, Legal Affairs

As corporate counsel in MetLife’s U.S. insurance law department, Peter Fabiankovic focuses his practice on the development, administration, marketing, and sale of MetLife’s insurance products, including disability, federal/state leave, life, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Prior to this role, Peter was a litigation associate with several AM 200 law firms, specializing in insurance coverage, group employee benefit, and commercial litigation with substantial experience in both federal and state courts and arbitral forums. Peter graduated from Pace University School of Law, summa cum laude, and Fordham University, cum laude.

Dan Iskra
Assistant Vice President, Group Disability & Absence Product Development & Management

Dan Iskra is an assistant vice president at MetLife, responsible for the development and management of group disability and absence management products. Since joining MetLife in 2007, Dan has held various roles representing the product and financial segments, and has been instrumental in driving key strategies impacting growth in the disability and absence market.


This session qualifies for the following CEUs: 1 CLMS, 1 CPDM, 1 PHR, and 1 SHRM. To qualify for CEU credit:

  • You must attend the full duration of the webinar. Following the webinar and once attendance has been confirmed, you will receive an email with CEU reporting information.
  • You must register for and watch the webinar individually. Group participation does not qualify CEU credit.

CLMS Logo_RGB_PNGExclusively offered by DMEC, the Certified Leave Management Specialist (CLMS) program is the only professional designation of its kind that provides interactive, hands-on training to ensure your programs effectively comply with state and federal leave laws. Learn more about the CLMS program.

Registration Fees

Registration Fees
DMEC members Free
Nonmembers $29.99

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