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COVID-19 Litigation Series: Leave of Absence Trends and Pitfalls During the COVID-19 Pandemic

In this episode of our COVID-19 Litigation series, Ashley Cuttino, Charles Thompson, and Tina Bengs address the latest litigation trends surrounding leave of absence requests and accommodations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The speakers discuss the possibility of remote work as an alternative to leave, documentation best practices given that agency guidance is in flux, and litigation involving individuals in vulnerable populations.

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© 2020, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., All Rights Reserved.National Law Review, Volume X, Number 245
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Ashley Prickett Cuttino Employment Attorney Ogletree Deakins
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Ashley concentrates her practice in management-side employment litigation, including defending claims against wage and hour, discrimination, wrongful discharge, and breach of contract.  She also has a broader general litigation practice that has allowed her to defend clients in complex toxic tort actions, class actions, asbestos personal injury defense, construction defect cases, and FELA claims for railroad clients.  Ashley’s specialty is complex litigation, class actions and multi-plaintiff litigation. She also advises clients in the area of traditional labor law and has defended both...

864-271-1300
Charles Thompson, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Employment Law Attorney
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Charles L. Thompson IV counsels and defends employers in wrongful termination, discrimination, and other employment-related matters.  These areas include trade secrets and unfair competition, California and federal leaves of absence, ADA compliance, and wage and hour compliance.

Charles also represents employers in traditional labor law matters. He advises and represents employers in collective bargaining. He also represents employers in matters before the National Labor Relations Board, including in unfair labor practice and representation...

415-536-3430
Tina Bengs, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Labor and Employment Attorney
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Ms. Bengs counsels business clients on various employment and labor issues relating to the ADA, ADEA, FMLA, worker’s compensation, Title VII, unemployment, termination and discipline, labor issues and collective bargaining agreements, FLSA, NLRA, employment policies and handbooks, and other Indiana and Federal employment laws.  She strives to assist her clients in determining best practices that conform with the law and with the business’ directives.  She also represents clients in employment litigation matters at the local, State, and Federal agency level and in State...

219-242-8664
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