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Managing Employees With Preexisting Injuries and Other Disability Accommodation Issues

Webinar: ID# 1023195
Recorded CD
About This Course:
This webinar explores the most common issues that employers of all sizes face in dealing with employees (and prospective employees) who have preexisting injuries, are injured on the job, or who require an accommodation for an injury or disability that is not job-related.

This session also explores how company liability can be limited through prior planning and proactive policy implementation.


Americans With Disabilities Act
  • Who Is Covered by the ADA and How Does It Interact With State Law and Workers' Compensation Provisions?
  • What Constitutes a Reasonable Accommodation Under the ADA and Sometimes More Restrictive State Law?
  • What Do Employers Need to Know About Amendments That Have Been Made to the ADA and What Can They Do to Comply?
Family and Medical Leave Act
  • 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?
Legal Obligations to Employees Injured on the Job
  • What Obligations Do Employers Have When Put on Notice That an Employee Has Suffered an Industrial Injury?
  • How Does the Compensation Bargain Limit Employer Liability of Work-Related Injuries?
  • How Long Do Employers Have to Hold Open an Injured Worker's Job While He Recovers From an Industrial Injury?
  • Understanding the Difference Between an Accommodation for Workers' Compensation and ADA Purposes
Tips for Getting Injured Workers Back to Work
  • Controlling Medical Treatment With the Goal of Returning Injured Workers to Work
  • Identifying and Addressing the Issue Malingerers
  • Understanding the Employment Law Ramifications of Accommodating Temporary vs. Permanent Work Restrictions
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
About The Presenter

Harry M. DeCourcy
  • Shareholder with Littler Mendelson P.C.
  • Focuses practice exclusively on employment and labor law
  • Extensive experience in California workers' compensation law with an emphasis on its direct impact on employers and its interrelation with other employment laws
  • Lectured to human resources groups on the subject of California workers' compensation and related employment law
  • Contributing writer to Littler's annual employer book series, The California Employer
Natasha L. DeCourcy
  • Special counsel with Littler Mendelson P.C.
  • Practices in policies, procedures and handbooks
  • Represents and counsels management clients in all areas of labor and employment matters arising under federal and state laws
  • Areas of expertise include employment discrimination, harassment and wrongful termination litigation, and preventive counseling
Michael W. Nelson
  • Associate with Littler Mendelson P.C.
  • Represents and advises employers in all labor and employment matters, including discrimination and harassment, wage and hour, class action, and alternative dispute resolution
Managing Employees With Preexisting Injuries and Other Disability Accommodation Issues
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