ADA – Accommodation Procedures and Compliance Training
From its inception, the ADA was intended “to assure equality of opportunity, full participation, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency for individuals with disabilities.” Unfortunately, what this has meant for employers is a very complex law, with rules that are confusing and often misunderstood.
Plus, the law has undergone significant changes in the 25 years since it was signed into law. Did you know, for example, that in many instances the ADA will require that you provide leave to an employee who requests it as a “reasonable accommodation”? (which is why the ADA has often been called “the FMLA for small employers”). Employers also often overlook that they too have rights under the ADA, and that the employee also has various obligations under the law.
The ADA workshop will cover two major issues:
- Employee’s rights to a reasonable accommodation
- Employer’s rights and obligations under the law
Plus, you will also learn:
- Does my company have to comply?
- What is a “disability”? (including the broadened definition amended by the ADAAA regulations)
- What are my obligations as an employer?
- What kinds of things are considered a reasonable accommodation?
- How do I avoid legal risks under the ADA?
- Does the ADA interact with the FMLA?
- Are there rules governing disability-related inquiries and/or medical examinations
- How to create compliant policies?
- What forms are needed to meet obligations under the law?
Please join Patti Rensel, from MEA’s Hotline, and Michael Kulakowski, Esquire, Employment Counsel and Director of Compliance Services, to learn about all of the basic and complex rules and obligations under the ADA, as well as the rights of both employees and employers.
HRCI: 4 credits
SHRM: 4 credits
CEU: 0.4 credits