WORKPLACE DISABILITY ACCOMMODATIONS:
Documenting the Interactive Process, Essential Job Functions, and Disciplinary Issues
Presented By Jane Kow, Founder of HR Law Consultants &
Roberta Etcheverry, CEO of Diversified Management Group (DMG)
Thursday, October 3, 2013
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Alameda County Training and Conference Center
125 Twelfth Street – 4th Floor, Oakland, CA
Learn a step-by-step approach to documenting the interactive process when providing workplace accommodations and medical leaves for employees with disabilities. Understand how an effectively crafted job description, with clearly defined job qualifications, work demands and essential functions, is critical to the entire process. Review how to document employee requests for accommodations, when an offer of accommodations is made, when employee requests are unreasonable or result in undue hardship, and also when performance, misconduct and absenteeism issues warrant disciplinary action. Two workplace disability experts will provide easy to follow guidelines for creating clear, accurate and effective job descriptions, memos to employees to document the 6 required steps of the interactive process necessary for determining reasonable accommodations, as well as disciplinary memos to address attendance, performance and misconduct issues, which will help minimize the risk of a disability discrimination lawsuit.
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Registration, Coffee, and Networking
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon Part I – Writing Effective Job Descriptions: Focusing on Job Qualifications and Essential Job Functions
12:00 noon – 1:15 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
1:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Part II – Documenting Requests for Accommodations: The Interactive Process and Disciplinary Issues
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon WRITING EFFECTIVE JOB DESCRIPTIONS THAT FOCUS ON QUALIFICATIONS AND ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Roberta Etcheverry draws from over 20 years of experience as a workplace consultant to provide a step-by-step approach to developing accurate and detailed job descriptions that can be used to:
This “hands on” interactive training will introduce participants to the tools and resources available to help you craft well-written, accurate and effective job descriptions. This program provides guidance for human resources professionals and managers on how to succinctly describe employees’ essential job functions, which will help an employer determine whether an employee with a disability can be provided with a reasonable accommodation once they can no longer perform their job functions.
12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. LUNCH (ON YOUR OWN)
1:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. DOCUMENTING EMPLOYEE REQUESTS FOR ACCOMMODATIONS, THE “INTERACTIVE PROCESS,” AND RELATED ATTENDANCE, PERFORMANCE AND MISCONDUCT ISSUES
Workplace disability claims are the most prevalent type filed under any federal or state anti-discrimination laws, and have increased by 75% in California in the past decade alone. Presented by a seasoned workplace disability law expert and nationally sought after speaker, this interactive program will present a step-by-step guide on what to document when an employee with a disability or medical condition requests an accommodation. This program will show you how to document the following events and issues that typically arise in the accommodation process:
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
HR and EEO managers, labor relations, job developers, disability managers, and leave of absence managers
REGISTRATION & FEE
Early bird discount rate – register by September 3, 2013: $300
Registration received September 3, 2013 and later: $350
HRCI GENERAL CREDIT FOR HR PROFESSIONALS
Application is pending for approval of continuing education HRCI credit for human resources professionals and registrants will be notified upon receipt of credit approval.