There are always questions about whether regular and predictable attendance is an essential function of a job under the Americans with Disabilities Act. In Fischer v. Pepper Hamilton, No. 15-02413, 2016 U.S. Dist. Lexis 10603 (E.D. Pa. Jan. 29, 2016), the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania found that regular on-site attendance may not be essential for a project attorney hired by a law firm. The parties have since filed a joint motion to dismiss the case, putting an end to a trial that was scheduled to begin last week.