2021 Americans with Disabilities Act Update



  • Available Until 1/20/2023
  • Next Class Time 1:00 PM ET
  • Duration 60 min.
  • Format MP3 Download
  • Program Code 01192021
  • MCLE Credits 1 hour(s)

Course Price: $75.00


This program will provide you with a comprehensive update of important developments related to the Americans with Disabilities Act.  The program will cover case law, administrative, and practical developments related to reasonable accommodation of disabilities in the workplace.  The panel will also discuss developments related to permissible job qualification standards, determining essential job functions, and judging the workplace performance of employees subject to the ADA. This program will provide you with a wide-ranging and practical review of important ADA developments.  


  • Review of recent case law and regulatory developments
  • Essential functions and qualification standards
  • Leave as a reasonable accommodation, including the EEOC’s guidance
  • Undue hardship, including recent cases involving cost as an employer’s affirmative defense
  • Developments related to reassignment to another job category
  • Trends in the interactive process 



Blake Bertagna is an attorney in the Orange County, California office of Paul Hastings, LLP.  He defends employers in both the federal and state courts in complex employment litigation, including class action and multi-plaintiff employment discrimination lawsuits, wage and hour class and collective actions, and trade secrets and restrictive covenant matters, as well as individual cases for discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, and other statutory, contract, and tort claims.  Mr. Bertagna earned his B.A., cum laude, from Brigham Young University and his J.D., magna cum laude, from Brigham Young University Law School.