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Managing Employees' Pre-Existing Injuries - Webinar

  • ID: 4126039
  • Webinar
  • 90 Minutes
  • Lorman Business Center, Inc.
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Make sense of the gray areas when it comes to preexisting injuries. Get proactive approaches to avoid workers’ compensation claims before they happen.

Employers need to have the right information and tools to make informed decisions and limit company liability when it comes to dealing with disabled and injured employees. This topic will explore best practices to comply with federal laws related to dealing with employees with preexisting conditions. This material will also explore how company liability can be limited through prior planning and proactive policy implementation.

Learning Objectives
  • You will be able to describe the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • You will be able to describe the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
  • You will be able to learn how to provide reasonable accommodations and engage in an interactive process with injured and disabled employees.
  • You will be able to learn how to draft compliant policies.
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Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Who Is Covered by the ADA and How Does It Interact With Other Laws?
- What Do Employers Need to Know About Amendments That Have Been Made to the ADA?
- What Can They Do to Comply?
- What Kind of Impairments and Disabilities Fall Under the ADA?

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- Who Is Covered by FMLA, and When Should an Accommodation Take the Form of a Leave of Absence?
- Are Employers Covered by the FMLA Required to Offer Disabled Employees Open-Ended Protected Leaves of Absence?

Reasonable Accommodations and the Interactive Process
- What Qualifies as a Reasonable Accommodation?
- When Is an Accommodation Request Made?
- How Do Employers Respond to Accommodation Requests?

How Lawful Written Policies Can Mitigate Exposure
- Understanding the Importance of Implementing and Maintaining an Up-To-Date Employee Handbook
- Addressing Policy Issues That Are Encountered by Employers Who Operate in Multiple Jurisdictions
- Avoiding Policies That Contractually Obligate the Employer Beyond What Is Required by Law
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Harry M. DeCourcy, Littler Mendelson P.C. Natasha L. DeCourcy, Littler Mendelson P.C. Michael W. Nelson, Littler Mendelson P.C.
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This webinar is designed for workers' compensation administrators, attorneys, human resource managers, benefits professionals, safety and compliance managers, occupational therapists, insurance claims representatives, business owners, risk managers, safety directors and attorneys.
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