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

Date: July 6, 2017 | Time: 01:00 PM EST, 10:00 AM PST | Duration: 60 Minutes

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.

Why should you attend?

All companies, employees and applicants for employment that want to learn about who is covered under The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended (ADAAA) by should attend this webinar to obtain a clear understanding about their rights, obligations and responsibilities under the law. Employers need to understand their legal obligations to their employees who request reasonable accommodation under the American with Disabilities Act. Additionally, employers will 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.

Learning Objectives

This webinar explores the issue of what should the process be between employer and employee when trying to accommodate individuals with disabilities while complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Areas covered in the webinar

• 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.
• What specific Employers are covered under this Act and their responsibilities
• What Employees are covered under this Act and their responsibilities
• What Leave is Provided to Covered Employees
• Returning to Work, rights and responsibilities of the employee and Employer

Who Will Benefit

• All companies with fifteen or more employees
• Public agencies, including state, local and federal employers, local education agencies (schools)
• Private-sector employers who employed 50 or more employees
• Joint employers and successors of covered employers.
• Federal contractors with 50 or more employees
• HR professionals
• Financial Officers
• In-House Counsel
• Affirmative Action/EEO Officers

Instructor Profile

U. Harold Levy 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 Regional Business Enterprise Analyst for the Department of General Services, Bureau of Minority and Women Business Opportunities. Some of Harold’s clients have included major pharmaceutical corporations, Police Departments, colleges and universities, and state and county government agencies. U. Harold Levy has published several articles on topics relating to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action, Equity and Diversity Issues, Student Recruitment and Retention, Civil rights and Human Resource Issues. A graduate of the Pennsylvania State University, Harold Levy has a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations, a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and is a certified Mediation Counselor. Mr. Levy is the recipient of many awards including the prestigious Administrative Service Award at the University of Minnesota Duluth, and the Tri State Consortium of Opportunity Programs for New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Mr. Levy is an adjunct Sociology at Northampton Community College and serves in several communities and professional organizations including Northampton County Human Relations Advisory Council to the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission; American Association for Affirmative Action and as President of the Pennsylvania Black Conference on Higher Education.

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