by Gail Cohen, Esq. - Assistant General Counsel, Employment and Litigation
November 09, 2018
I am pleased to announce that Matrix will be presenting at an upcoming DMEC webinar on December 6, 2018. Our co-presenter will be Chris Kuczynski, Assistant Legal Counsel and Director of the ADA/GINA Policy Division of the EEOC. The webinar, “The EEOC Weighs in on What Employers Still Get Wrong About the ADA,” will provide EEOC guidance and practical advice on the following tricky ADA issues often confronting employers:
- Telework as a reasonable accommodation: What should an employer do when an employee asks for
telework for reasons related to a disability? Can the job be done from home? What if the employee
has performance problems?
- Qualification Standards v. Essential Functions: What is a qualification standard, how does it differ from
essential functions, and why does it matter?
- Managing leaves of absence under the ADA: Inflexible leave policies may violate the ADA and an indefinite
leave of absence is not a reasonable accommodation, but what can an employer do in the vast majority of
leaves that fall in between? How do you assess a leave request for reasonableness? How do you manage
multiple requests for extensions? What medical inquiries can you make?
- Reinstatement and reassignment following leave: When, why, and for how long do you have to hold the
employee’s specific job open? What are your obligations for reassignment? When can you call it quits?
DMEC member groups may register for the webinar here: December 6th Webinar. Non-members may register for a $29.95 fee. Contact your Reliance Standard/Matrix account manager for information/assistance!
Matrix can help!
Matrix’s ADA Advantage accommodations management system and our dedicated ADA team help employers maneuver through the accommodation process. We will initiate an ADA claim for your employee, conduct the medical intake and analysis if needed, assist in identifying reasonable accommodations, document the process, and more. Contact Matrix at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about these services.