Archive for February, 2012

Randall Grit Presents Seminars on Disability in the Workplace for Michigan Chamber

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Get the answers you need to administer and manage workplace disability. Join us as we navigate these treacherous waters of accommodating disabilities, with expert direction from Grzanka Grit McDonald partner Randall Grit.

Mr. Grit will be one of three presenters giving expert guidance at three of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce seminars entitled Disability in the Workplace: FMLA, ADA and Workers’ Comp, March 27, 28 and 29. Does your company have a comprehensive disability compliance policy? Do you know your company’s damage exposure in the FMLA? These are just a few of the topics for discussion at this broad but detailed, day-long workshop designed for businesses people who need the straight facts on complex regulations. The sessions will be offered to chamber members in the Detroit area, Lansing, and Grand Rapids.

To register for one of these sessions, follow this REGISTRATION link.

NOVI – Mar 27
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Walsh College, Novi

LANSING – Mar 28
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Michigan Chamber of Commerce, Lansing

9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Western Michigan University Conference Center, Beltline Campus, Grand Rapids

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Compliance
  • Which employees are eligible for protection
  • Employer accommodation required or allowed
  • What are the limitations on time off work
  • What advance notice must employees give for protection
  • Required and allowed compensation of employees during leave
  • Job, pay, benefits that apply to employees returning from leave
  • How reduction-in-force, reorganization, and other business changes impact protected employees
  • Employer’s damage exposure
  • Record-keeping and posting requirements
  • Reasons for leave
  • Update on definition of serious health condition
  • Update on employer notices
  • Applicable rules on certification, recertification, and fitness-for-duty certification
Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Compliance

  • Who must comply and when is compliance required
  • Who is protected and what constitutes a protected disability
  • Who is disabled under the ADA’s expanded definitions and rules
  • What accommodation is required of a disabled individual
  • The undue hardship limitation on accommodation
  • When a disability becomes a direct threat to health or safety
    Specifics on pre-hire examination and inquiries
  • Update on in-service medical inquiries
  • Doctor’s role in the decision-making process
  • Privacy requirements of the ADA and the impact of HIPAA and GINA
Workers’ Compensation Reform Compliance

  • What are the recent changes to the workers’ comp law
  • Understand the practical implications of the statutory changes
  • Which changes will help the employer reduce workers’ compensation
  • What are the questions you should be asking your workers’ comp administrator as the claim progresses
Relating FMLA and ADA to Workers Comp and Other Disability Laws

  • How disability may trigger FMLA, ADA, and Workers Comp protections
  • Where these disability laws overlap and how they are different
  • Update on substance abuse controls to protect against disability claims
  • Impact of disability laws on voluntary wellness programs
  • How light duty programs may violate disability and discrimination laws
  • Developing a comprehensive disability compliance policy
  • Guidance in disability management