The ADA Amendments Act made managing your ADA responsibilities tougher by substantially changing certain compliance requirements.
Specifically, the law broadened the list of Major Life Activities re "major bodily functions", creating a way for employees to game the system. In fact, it's been reported that some dishonest employees are asking their doctors to write out, specifically, what they want as an accommodation!
This must-attend training session will help to ensure you are current on the law, understand how to identify true, qualified disabilities, how to handle employee accommodation requests, and how to handle requests that are unreasonable and create an undue hardship on the employer.Learning Objectives:
This training session will help you to understand:
About Your Speaker:
- The ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), including significant changes in what constitutes a disability
- How to determine if an employee has a qualified disability - and how to document appropriately
- How to identify specific challenges when handling issues involving mental disabilities such as Bipolar Affective Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome, Depression, and others
- How to manage the balancing act of providing reasonable accommodations while also handling the "sticky issues" such as declining employee performance, absenteeism, and unreasonable requests
- How to document an “undue hardship” to provide the basis for denying an employee a reasonable accommodation
Natalie Ivey is President and CEO of Results Performance Consulting, Inc., a firm specializing in leadership and employee development training and continuing education programs for the HR profession.
Ms. Ivey is an author and a national public speaker with more than two decades of leadership and HR management experience with Fortune 500 organizations. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and holds the Senior Professional in Human Resources certification (SPHR). Ms. Ivey is a nationally-known speaker on a variety of topics within the HR profession and is known for her "tell-it-like-it-is", direct approach to teaching HR education.
Ms. Ivey routinely works with individuals, small businesses, and larger corporations to address destructive leadership behaviors and organizational dysfunction. She designs customized training programs to help employers correct poor behaviors, minimize legal exposure, and improve performance and profitability.
This program has been approved for 1.5 re-certification credit hours for HRCI's PHR and SPHR designations through the HR Certification Institute. For more information about certification or re-certification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org. The use of this seal is not an endorsement by HRCI of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met HRCIs criteria to be pre-approved for re-certification credit.
SHRM Professional Development Credits
This program is valid for 1.5 Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP designations. For more information about certification or re-certification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.