Handling Requests For Accommodating Disabilities
The Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act (ADAAA) requires employers to view disabilities and their accompanying obligations to accommodate.
The process for doing this is not easy, and is made even more complicated by the "undue hardship" standard, as what may be a hardship for one company may be relatively easy for another.
This audio conference will walk you through how courts are applying the amendments to various fact scenarios. We will discuss how these fact patterns can guide you through what your company needs to do when an employee requests an accommodation.
About Your Presenter:
- How the courts are applying the liberal interpretation to impairments
- What has been found to be a disability and what hasn't
- When your duty to engage in the interactive process is triggered
- The employee's duty to "request" an accommodation – what does this mean?
- What types of accommodations have the courts found to be reasonable?
- What types of accommodations have the courts found to be an "undue hardship" for the employer?
- How to determine if the employee can perform the essential functions of the job – what are "essential functions" anyway?
- Why a requested leave of absence under the ADA creates an entire minefield – particularly if the employee is on workers' compensation or FMLA
- Light duty requests and the ADA
- Is pregnancy now a disability under the ADA requiring accommodations?
- What to update in your job descriptions to ensure identification of the essential functions of the job
- How to properly respond to employees requesting accommodation
- How your organization's policies must be structured to be ADA compliant - yet still meet company needs
Susan Fahey Desmond is a principal with Jackson Lewis LLP. She has been representing management in all phases of labor and employment law since her graduation from the University of Tennessee in 1985.
A frequent speaker and author, she is named in Best Lawyers in America for labor and employment law and has been named by Chambers USA as one of America's leading business lawyers. She is also named in Mid-South and Louisiana Super Lawyers.
PHR / SPHR Credits!
This program has been approved for 1.5 recertification credit hours through the HR Certification Institute. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org. The use of this seal is not an endorsement by HRCI of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met HRCI's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.
|Licenses / Designations / Educational Credits:||PHR / SPHR Re-Certification Credits|
All US States: 1.5
|About The Provider:
||The Industry Calendar creates and sells webinars, audio conferences, and seminars for busy business professionals.
We've done the work of listing the important, don't-miss events in one convenient location so you can quickly and easily view and register for upcoming events. Simply click on a course title or search by specific industry to get started!
||Contact Us For More Information
||Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
|Currently Scheduled Dates For This Webcast|
|Handling Requests For Accommodating Disabilities||CD/On-Demand||$239.00||
HR For Beginners
Certificate Program For HR Generalists
How To Keep HR From Being The Employee Complaint Department
HR′s Strategic Role In Team Building
21 Tips For Managing Employees Who Work Remotely
Multi-State Payroll Tax Compliance
Inclement Weather Pay Policies
The 7 Traits Of A Successful HR Manager
Disability Discrimination And The Interactive Process
Is It FMLA Or The “Friday-Monday Leave Act”? How To Identify And Investigate Employees Who Are Gaming The System
Internal Investigations Certificate Program
Certificate Program In FMLA &ADA Compliance
Retirement Plan Training Courses
Best Practices For Employee Giving Programs
Fundamentals Of An Employee Recognition Program
Curbing Unauthorized Overtime