Septembers kicks off the start of a new year for MELA!
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Here’s to another great year!
Beth R. Myers
Upcoming Member Meetings
PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS for our annual holiday party, which is scheduled for December 17, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Lynn Weissberg's office, Stern Shapiro, Weissberg & Garin, LLP, 90 Canal Street, Suite 500 in Boston.
November MELA meeting, November 21, 2013
Our topic is Protections for Pregnant Women Under the New ADA. Our speaker is Rebecca Pontikes. Here is a summary of the program. The ADA amendments now cover conditions of pregnant women and require that their conditions be accommodated. The EEOC has issued guidance which says disabilities can be short term and has accommodation of pregnant women as one of its priorities for enforcement. The law is still developing in this area, but there is the potential to protect pregnant clients so that they are not forced out on leave or fired for asking for simple accommodations. Rebecca Pontikes will do a short overview about the theories, the EEOC guidance, and case law and will lead discussion about best practices for negotiating with an employer and securing a doctor’s note that will help a pregnant client.
*All meeting take place at 4:30 p.m. at Rodgers, Powers & Schwartz LLP, 18 Tremont Street, Suite 500 in Boston (near Government Center), unless otherwise indicated.
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