Fitness for Duty & Return to Work Exams Under the ADA & FMLA

recording Fitness for Duty & Return to Work Exams Under the ADA & FMLA

You Will Learn:

  • When you can legally request an exam and what requirements must be met
  • The nuances and rules for pre-employment vs. return to work exams
  • How ADA and FMLA apply and how to remain compliant
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Fitness-for-duty exams are an essential tool for employers to assess whether an employee is fit enough to work.

Whether it is a workers’ comp injury, erratic behavior at work, or a medical leave, these exams are an indispensable assessment tool. But are they always justified? Legal?

Employers must consider federal employment laws like the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) before deciding whether an exam is legal. Failure to know your legal obligations and follow these laws could result in costly litigation.

Find out how to navigate the tricky legal maze of rules surrounding fitness-for-duty exams in this comprehensive audio conference.

Learning Objectives

In just 75 minutes you will learn:

  • When you can legally request an exam and what requirements must be met
  • The nuances and rules for pre-employment vs. return to work exams
  • How ADA and FMLA apply and how to remain compliant
  • Compliant employee notification practices
  • Who pays for exams
  • Methods for handling exam results that are not clear
  • Hidden-disability issues and repercussions
  • Essential information to provide the healthcare provider
  • Best practices for post-exam reinstatements
  • Confidentiality and privacy gotchas

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Faculty

Fiona W. Ong
Fiona W. Ong
Shawe Rosenthal, LLP

Fiona W. Ong defends employers in the areas of employment discrimination, wrongful discharge, and wage/hour regulation, both in court and before federal and state agencies. She prepares employee handbooks and personnel policies.  She assists government contractors in complying with affirmative action obligations.  She also provides advice to managers and human resources on a wide variety of personnel matters, and conducts training on harassment, reasonable accommodations, and other issues for both supervisors and employees.

Parker Thoeni
Parker Thoeni
Shawe Rosenthal, LLP

Parker Thoeni represents management in employment litigation in state and federal courts, and in administrative proceedings before federal, state, and local administrative bodies.  Parker also provides advice and counsel to employers with regard to personnel matters, including discipline and discharge, as well as the development of policies and procedures.

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