The ADA Amendments Act made managing your ADA responsibilities tougher by substantially changing certain compliance requirements.
Specifically, the law broadened the list of Major Life Activities re "major bodily functions", creating a way for employees to game the system. In fact, it's been reported that some dishonest employees are asking their doctors to write out, specifically, what they want as an accommodation!
This must-attend training session will help to ensure you are current on the law, how to to handle employee accommodation requests, and how to "push back" on requests that are unreasonable.
This training session will help you to understand:
- The new ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), including significant changes in what constitutes a disability
- The "regarded as" prong of the ADAAA - and how to minimize your risk of being sued by an employee who isn't "really disabled" but was regarded as such
- How to determine if an employee has a qualified disability - and how to document appropriately
- The specific challenges when handling issues involving mental disabilities such as Bipolar Affective Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome, Depression, and others
- The balancing act of providing reasonable accommodations while also handling the "sticky issues" such as declining employee performance, absenteeism, and unreasonable requests
About Your Speaker:
Natalie Ivey is President and CEO of Results Performance Consulting, Inc., a firm specializing in leadership and employee development training and continuing education programs for the HR profession.
Ms. Ivey is an author and a national public speaker with more than two decades of leadership and HR management experience with Fortune 500 organizations. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and holds the Senior Professional in Human Resources certification (SPHR). Ms. Ivey is a nationally-known speaker on a variety of topics within the HR profession and is known for her "tell-it-like-it-is", direct approach to teaching HR education.
Ms. Ivey routinely works with individuals, small businesses, and larger corporations to address destructive leadership behaviors and organizational dysfunction. She designs customized training programs to help employers correct poor behaviors, minimize legal exposure, and improve performance and profitability.
PHR / SPHR Credits!
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