ADA-Safe Job Descriptions: HR’s How-To For Defining Essential Functions
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The Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act and the new ADAAA regulations that went into effect last year place a renewed focus on the essential functions of a job - and that puts your job descriptions in the spotlight.
Done right, job descriptions keep managers, supervisors, and employees on track. They can also boost employee morale and create a more motivated workforce. Done wrong, they open employers up to legal liability, confusion, and lower productivity.
To keep your organization up to date and free from costly legal entanglements, you need to know the best strategies for ensuring job descriptions accurately and properly outline the essential functions and requirements of the position. And don't create compliance conflicts with the ADA.
Participate in this interactive webinar, and you'll learn:
- Why both too much and too little detail in your job descriptions can be dangerous
- The definition of "essential functions" and why you should care
- How FMLA and workers' compensation issues factor into your job descriptions
- How the EEOC's final ADAAA regulations affect all the job descriptions you create
- Signs that your job descriptions are out of date, and how to use the interactive process to create new ones
- How to assess which duties are truly "essential" to which job, and why this is critical
- Red flags for ADA entanglements and how to avoid them
- How to think like the EEOC, a judge, or a jury when reviewing your job descriptions
- Things you MUST know to make good return-to-work decisions
- The top five things you can - and can't - include in job descriptions
- The all-important disclaimer language that should accompany every job description
- The difference between a "job description" and a "job task analysis" - and what it means to you, your employee, and your organization
- Real-life examples of the good, the bad, and the ugly of job descriptions
In just 90 minutes, you'll learn the dos and don'ts of writing effective job descriptions. Register now for this interactive event risk-free.
About your Speaker:
In addition to serving as leader of McAfee &Taft's Labor &Employment Group, attorney Charlie Plumb represents management in all phases of employment law and labor relations. Much of his practice is dedicated to counseling employers on compliance with a broad range of state and federal employment laws and regulations and educating management on best practices for avoiding disputes arising from the employer/employee relationship. He also has extensive litigation experience before federal and state courts, regulatory and administrative agencies, and in arbitration matters involving claims of discrimination, wrongful discharge, retaliatory discharge, breach of contract, and constitutional law violations.
Attorney Sharolyn Whiting-Ralston is a trial lawyer whose practice is primarily focused on labor and employment law and general civil and business litigation. She represents employers in all phases of labor and employment law, including litigation before state and federal courts, regulatory and administrative agencies, and arbitration panels. Her experience includes advising clients on such issues as drug and alcohol testing, employee handbook and policy development, wage and hour matters, workplace safety and reductions in force as well as litigation avoidance and compliance with other federal and state laws. In addition to her representation of employers in labor and employment matters, she represents clients in general civil and business litigation matters including construction disputes and complex commercial litigation.
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