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Barbara Erickson and Ellen Rothenberg to Present on FMLA and ADA at IASPA Annual Conference

Hodges Loizzi Partners Barbara Erickson and Ellen Rothenberg will discuss the FMLA and ADA, presenting “How Can I Help You? No…Really…HOW?” at the upcoming Illinois Association of School Personnel Administrators (IASPA) annual conference on Friday, January 26th, from 9:45 am to 10:45 am in the Birch/Hickory conference room.

Barbara and Ellen will address the intricacies of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), delving into practical guidance on navigating these federal regulations to support employees effectively.

The conference will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Lisle.

Registration for the event can be found here.


IASPA is an organization dedicated to furthering the professional development of human resource administrators in the academic environment by fostering connections between members and providing various resources to use in practice.

Barbara specializes in advising clients on a wide range of labor and employment issues, including pension laws, health insurance, wage-related matters, FMLA, and disability accommodations, while also demonstrating proficiency in addressing complex leave of absence issues and representing clients before the Internal Revenue Service. Additionally, her extensive environmental and occupational safety management background offers a unique perspective, allowing her to provide systematic and actionable solutions for clients navigating intricate employee benefits, compensation, retention, and retirement challenges.

Ellen specializes in labor and employment law, focusing on traditional labor concerns such as grievance management, collective bargaining, and unfair labor practices while also offering extensive expertise in personnel matters, including leave of absence, disability accommodations, employee performance, contracts, discipline, and dismissal. Clients rely on Ellen for her innovative problem-solving skills in navigating complex employee discipline issues and her ability to address intricate school law matters, including reductions in force, teacher rights, employee leave coordination, and labor relations.