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August 8, 2018

Whether and to what extent an employee (or prospective employee) may be entitled to a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disability Act (“ADA”) and Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) are daunting questions for employers. The decision-making process is filled with potential landmines that may only be apparent in hindsight – when it is too late for meaningful damage control. For this reason, employers must learn, wherever possible, from the experiences – good or bad – of others.

A new Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals opinion is a cautionary tale for both employers and employees regarding requests for leave under the FMLA and requests for reasonable accommodation under the ADA.  Such requests frequently present employers with challenges that require special consideration in making decisions which will insulate employers from potential liability.  The takeaway from the Eleventh Circuit’s recent opinion is that not every manager is well-equipped to evaluate when a leave or...

September 26, 2017

Hodkin Stage is pleased to announce that its new name is Hodkin Stage Ward, and that we have been joined by distinguished litigator Philip E. Ward, Esq. Phil has been practicing law for nearly 30 years. He specializes in Commercial and Trademark Infringement, and other areas of law.

Previously, Phil was a Shareholder at GrayRobinson in the commercial litigation Department. His experience includes advising clients and handling the prosecution and defense of trademark infringement and unfair competition cases, as well as a wide range of business and real estate disputes in the state and federal court system, including specific performance, breach of contract, business torts and business fraud. Phil also has extensive experience handling emergency and time-sensitive matters involving temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions. Phil handles all aspects of discovery and trial phases of litigation. In addition, he is involved in an array of alternative dispute resolution ma...

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