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ADA Accommodation and Compliance: What should the Process between Employer and Employee look like?

Duration : 60 Minutes

This course, has been approved for 1 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®).

U. Harold Levy,

U. Harold Levy, President of Levy and Levy Enterprises, is a national and international speaker, trainer, consultant and recognized expert on civil right issues, human resources, leadership and management. Mr. Levy has over 25 years of experience in the profession, most recently as the Eastern Reg Read more

In November 2015, the EEOC announced its intention to strengthen enforcement of the ADA. Coupled with a greatly expanded scope of disability resulting from the ADA Amendments Act, employers face an increase in employee requests for disability-based accommodations. Because some employers have denied requests for accommodations-such as telecommuting arrangements, predictable work shifts and reassignment-there has been an increase in litigation and EEOC enforcement action, and courts are increasingly ruling in favor of employees.

Course Objectives:

• How are the EEOC and courts addressing disputes concerning telecommuting as a reasonable accommodation under the ADA?
• How should an employer respond to an employee's request for a reasonable accommodation such as a transfer or telecommuting arrangement?
• What information should an employer gather in determining how to respond to a request for as a reasonable accommodation under the ADA?
• What are some effective strategies for employers defending employee suits challenging denials of requests for reasonable accommodations?
• Under what conditions might a delay in implementing an accommodation constitute a constructive discharge?

Why Should You Attend:

Employers need to understand their legal obligations to their employees who request reasonable accommodation under the American with Disabilities Act. Additionally and learn how to avoid litigation and other complaints arising from the denial of accommodation requests such as telecommuting arrangements, predictable work shifts, reassignment or transfer, and leaves of absence.

Course Outline:

• What is an employer's obligation to provide a "reasonable accommodation"
• Why should the employee initiate the request for accommodation?
• When requesting a reasonable accommodation what should the process between employer and employee look like?
• What is meant by "effective and reasonable accommodation"?
• What are some of the possible penalties for noncompliance?
• Most recent case law and EEOC regulatory developments regarding telecommuting, reassignment, predictable shifts and leaves of absence as reasonable accommodations
• Evaluating requests for reasonable accommodations

What You Get:

• Training Materials
• Live Q&A Session with our Expert
• Participation Certificate
• Access to Signup Community (Optional)
• Reward Points

Who Will Benefit:

• Human Resource Managers / Administration
• Risk Managers
• Benefit Specialists
• Supervisors
• Business Owners
• General Managers
• Controllers/ CFOs / Financial Managers
• Company owners
• Presidents and CEO's
• Human Resource Directors
• Mangers

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