Navigating the ADA, Part 1:
Reasonable Accommodation Rules for Employers
Recorded on January 14, 2016

Most employers already know the compliance challenges associated with the Americans with Disabilities Act. But in 2016, coping — and complying — get even tougher.

With expanding awareness of benefits, requests for “reasonable” accommodations may exceed what employers can provide. Plus, requests can come from employees who do not currently have a disability!

What can you do to stay in compliance — and stay out of court?


Register now for Navigating the ADA: Reasonable Accommodation Rules for Employers.  First of a two-part series, this webinar explains the ADA’s expanded rules.  From how the rules now cover disabilities that can be mitigated to the new reaches of “reasonable accommodation” and new risks of “no-fault attendance” policies, you’ll learn for certain what you must do to comply. 

Reduce your risk of violating the ADA/FMLA overlap. Employment law expert Burt Fishman will guide you through this regulatory jungle, weeding out confusion before you get tangled up in costly underbrush of litigation.

Reserve your space now to learn where you stand in this new environment, including:

  • What is now considered a disability — and why it may not even matter if the disability can be mitigated with medicine
  • What courts consider a “reasonable accommodation” — and, if you don’t have the capacity to provide an accommodation, how to demonstrate that it poses an undue hardship
  • Who can request accommodations — including employees who don’t currently have an impairment
  • What  creates the employer’s obligation to interact with employees about reasonable accommodation — and what that interaction must include
  • When must you provide accommodations such as additional leave, modified duties, reassignment, a modified work schedule, or a transfer
  • What happens when an employee has violated employee conduct codes as a result of a disability or the accommodation runs afoul of collective bargaining agreements

Remember, with the EEOC stepping up ADA enforcement and more employees eligible to request accommodations, this is no time for guesswork. Know the lay of the land.

Register now for Navigating the ADA, Part 1: Reasonable Accommodation Rules for Employers to clear the confusion over what it now takes to comply. From there, you’ll be ready for Part 2, an upcoming webinar that will show you how to turn your ADA and FMLA knowledge into real-world strategies for designing leave programs and handling employee requests without triggering complaints or worse!

Meet Your Trainer
Burt Fishman
has devoted his practice to developing the "law of the workplace," an interdisciplinary approach that offers employers counsel and representation on a broad range of matters growing out of government regulation of business. In recent years, Mr. Fishman has taken a leading role nationally in advising the business community on the impact of the ADA, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the evolving law of genetic discrimination.  He has repeatedly been recognized as a Washington SuperLawyer in the labor and employment field by Washington Law & Politics magazine and is a long-served Member of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.

Mr. Fishman served as the Deputy Solicitor for National Operations for DOL during the George H.W. Bush administration. His familiarity with the regulatory and legislative process has led to his being retained by entities as diverse as the Society of Human Resource Management, the National Association of Manufacturers and the American Bar Association.

Mr. Fishman is a widely-recognized author of more than 100 books and articles on workplace issues, Mr. Fishman wrote a featured column on the ADA for HR Advisor (WestGroup) and for Thompson Publishing Group. His publications include: The ADA: Ten Years After; HR Guide to Employee ManagementThe HR Question and Answer Book; Workplace Privacy; Thompson's HR Policies; and Guide to Accommodations for Disability and Religion

Great value! Register by phone line rather than by the number of attendees so you can bring your entire team.

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Who Will Benefit
This webinar is of value to every public employer and virtually every business with 15 or more employees. Attendees who will benefit include: 

  • Human Resources Professionals
  • In-House Labor and Employment Counsel
  • Business Managers and Supervisors

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