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    HRACU Lunch Meeting - Managing Disabilities in the Workplace under the ADA - Presented by Ryan D. Nelson

    Date: November 9, 2017, 11:30am – 1:00pm
    University Mall Conference Room
    575 East University Parkway
    Orem, Utah 84058
    Member $ 0.00, Non-Member $ 30.00, Student $ 5.00
    Event Type:
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    The passage of the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) dramatically altered the landscape of disability discrimination law. Charges of disability discrimination have increased significantly in the years since the ADAAA was passed. Substantially more individuals now qualify as “disabled” under the law. Furthermore, it is much easier to regard someone as disabled under the law. The focus of the ADA is now squarely on the employer’s interactive process and decision-making regarding the accommodation process. It is critical for employers to understand the limitations of the undue hardship and direct threat defenses to implementing requested accommodations.

    Ryan D. Nelson, Esq., SPHR

    Utah President - Employers Council

    Ryan received his Bachelor’s degree in Portuguese, with a Minor in International Relations from Brigham Young University. Ryan attended law school at the University of Florida in Gainesville. During law school, Ryan balanced his legal studies with his growing family (then at three children) and his legal work as an intern with the Office of the State Attorney and as a law clerk for a construction law litigation firm.

    After graduation, Ryan’s law practice encompassed a variety of areas, but one of his significant achievements was an appeal to the Colorado Court of Appeals and later to the Colorado Supreme Court. His work researching, drafting, and arguing before the courts impacted Colorado law and resulted in two published opinions.

    In 2010, Ryan joined Employers Council and began working in the Colorado Springs office. Employers Council is a membership organization providing services to employers that include legal advice and representation, HR advice and consultation, training, and survey data.

    Similar to all Employers Council attorneys, Ryan provides employers with consultative legal advice, with a focus on strategic and practical solutions, in a variety of areas of employment law and human resources. In 2015, Ryan and family (now six children) moved back home to Salt Lake City to work in Employers Council’s Utah office. In 2017, Ryan became the Utah President of Employers Council. Ryan is licensed to practice law in Utah, Colorado, and Florida, and holds his SPHR certification.

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