Absent-Minded: Strategies to Keep Top of Mind for Effectively Managing Leave Absence

Thursday 3:30 – 4:30 PM

Session Description

Effective leave absence management can be a significant challenge for employers on a “normal” basis, let alone during a global pandemic that is rife with not only unique work environments, but also complex caregiving needs. This presentation will discuss strategies for leave absence management, including the development of policies and procedures, and will cover the often confusing interplay of FMLA and ADA. In addition, we will explore anticipated changes to leave laws in the coming months, especially as the prevalence of COVID-19 recedes.


Ramona Palmer-Eason

Ramona Palmer-Eason is a Partner in the Kansas City office of Armstrong Teasdale. She is a seasoned legal practitioner with extensive experience in employment and labor, employee benefits and executive compensation, litigation and compliance. With 20 years of experience as in-house counsel and head of HR for a major international retailer, Ramona’s experience spans the intersection of the law and human resources, which enables her to skillfully advocate for her clients in employment-related disputes. She is a frequent speaker and consistently receives high marks from clients and colleagues alike.