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It’s Raining Cats, Dogs and Emotional Therapy Monkeys: The Legal Landscape of Service and Assistance Animals

May 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm MDT

$160 – $320

Whether it comes from an employee or a member of the public, a request to bring an animal into a hospital often catches people off guard and leaves them unsure of how to respond. This session will explain the various laws at play when it comes to a request to bring animals into a hospital. Participants will learn the difference between important terminology, such as “service animal” and “assistance animal,” and will learn that the process to follow when receiving a request to bring an animal into a hospital depends on who is making that request.

  • Understand the difference between an “assistance animal” and a “service animal.”
  • Examine coverage of Title I, Title II, and Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Describe recent legal cases related to requests for animals in the workplace, including hospitals.
  • Detail a process for managing requests for animals in a hospital.

Health care human resources professionals as well as C-suite leadership and executive positions.

Sara McCue is an attorney at Baird Holm LLP where her practice focuses on employment, ADA, and fair housing law. McCue represents and counsels housing providers, property management companies, educational institutions and the affordable housing industry. McCue received her juris doctor from the University of Nebraska College of Law where she was the editor in chief of the Nebraska Law Review and president of the Multicultural Legal Society and Black Law Students Association. Prior to that, she graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.

Scott Moore is a partner at Baird Holm LLP where he practices in the areas of management-side employment law. He regularly represents employers with respect to labor relations and employment matters, including executive agreements, immigration compliance, strategies for foreign workforce, personnel policies and decisions, labor negotiations, preventative planning, workplace safety, equal opportunity and the defense of employment-related crimes.

Kelli Lieurance is a partner with Baird Holm’s Employment and Employee Benefit Law Group. She advises clients on general day-to-day employment issues, including those related to Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), FMLA and other federal and state regulations. She also advises and defends employers on equal employment opportunity matters and affirmative action compliance. 

May 9; 5:00 p.m. MDT


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May 16
11:00 am - 12:00 pm (MDT)
$160 – $320
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Toni Pugmire
(208) 489-1409