Understanding The ADAAA Interactive Process

Webinar: ID# 1030962
Recorded CD or On-Demand
About This Course:
This webinar will provide you with a practical understanding on how to handle reasonable accommodations requests and the interactive process made by employees who claim they are disabled and were injured at work.

The following areas will be covered: questions which may be asked of employees, prohibited inquiries to employees, scope of request for medical records to confirm disability, figuring out what is a reasonable accommodation, how to document requests for reasonable accommodations, and communicating effectively with employees as part of the interactive process.


The Interactive Process and Reasonable Accommodations of Workplace Injuries
  • Coverage Determinations
  • Employment Poster Requirements
  • Employment Policies
  • Drug and Alcohol Use
  • Impact of ADA Amendments Act of 2008
  • Nuts and Bolts of the Interactive Process
  • When the Interactive Process Applies to Workers' Compensation Claims
  • What Triggers the Need for the Interactive Process?
  • How to Communicate Appropriately With the Injured Worker During the Interactive Process
  • Methods for Properly Choosing, Implementing, and Monitoring Accommodations
  • ow to Maintain Overall Compliance With Your Disability Management Program
  • Medical File and Record Keeping Requirements
About The Presenters

Cassandra L. Santoro
  • Associate in Barclay Damon, LLP’s Torts & Products Liability Defense and Labor & Employment Practice Areas
  • During law school, she was a member of the Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity and the recipient of several awards including: Distinguished Brief Award for Legal Practice Skills, Suffolk Jurisprudence Award for Secured Transactions, Suffolk Jurisprudence Award for Torts, and Pro Bono Honors
  • Previously served as a legal intern for the Rhode Island Department of the Attorney General
  • Admitted to practice in New York and Massachusetts
  • J.D. degree, magna cum laude, Suffolk University Law School, B.A. degree, cum laude, Providence College
Michael J. Sciotti, Esq.
  • Partner with Barclay Damon, LLP and a member of the firm’s Labor and Employment Law and Health Care & Human Services Practice Areas
  • Practice includes the defense of employers and members of management in all types of discrimination, harassment, whistleblower and retaliation claims brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, New York State Human Rights Law, New York State Labor Law and numerous other laws
  • Also defends all types of wage and hour actions brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act and the New York State Labor Law
  • Also represented numerous employers and fiduciaries in claims involving the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, in addition, he has represented numerous employers in dealing with the New York State Workers' Compensation Law on various issues
  • Provides day-to-day counseling for employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, and conducts internal investigations, audits, and supervisory and employee training on a regular basis
  • During his 26 year career, he has presented more than 500 times on a wide variety of labor and employment topics for many organizations including the Society for Human Resource Management, American Payroll Association, American Corporate Counsel Association, New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, Northern District of New York Federal Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, and Lorman Education Services
  • Admitted to practice in New York and the District of Columbia
  • Member of the New York State Bar Association, and is the immediate past president for the Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association having served as an officer of the bar association for more than five years
  • Recently awarded the following distinctions - The Best Lawyers in America 2016 Syracuse Employment Law - Management 'Lawyer of the Year', The Best Lawyers in America 2016 Syracuse Labor Law - Management 'Lawyer of the Year', The Best Lawyers in America 2017 Designation in the areas of: (1) Employment Law – Management, (2) Labor Law – Management, and (3) Litigation – Labor and Employment, 2017 Upstate New York Super Lawyers and 2017 Pro Bono Service Award from the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • LL.M. and J.D. degrees, Syracuse University College of Law, B.S. degree, summa cum laude, Rochester Institute of Technology
Understanding The ADAAA Interactive Process
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