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Avoiding the Wrath of the EEOC: Five Steps for Staying ADA-Compliant
Monday 06/19/2017 07:00 AM - 08:15 AM Add to calendar
1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Consultation, Critical Evaluation | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Workplace Application:
This session will help ensure you stay compliant with recent changes in the ADA. 

Recent developments in the ADA have caused some to call it an “inadvertent leave law,”  leaving HR with a number of bewildering questions. What short-term health issues qualify as a disability? Which employees need accommodation? How do you decide what's reasonable? One misstep can draw the attention of the EEOC, exposing your organization to a class case. This session will discuss what the commission considers red flags, as well as how to stay compliant with the act. You will learn how to: 

  • Create a flexible policy that allows for individualized ADA analysis.
  • Identify all situations that could trigger the need for an ADA accommodation.
  • Ensure managers fully engage in the interactive process of accommodating employees.
  • Interpret what reasonable accommodation means.
  • Effectively get employees back to work.
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Matt Morris , VP of FMLASource ,
ComPsych Corporation
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Dana Connell, Partner,
Littler Mendelson, P.C.