He’s Not Here: Deciding Whether to Reinstate, Replace, Accommodate or Terminate Absent Employees

2016 Employment Law & Legislative Conference
You will learn best practices for handling the complex FMLA/ADA/workers’ compensation conundrum.

Perpetually absent employees: How can your organization comply with its wide-ranging legal obligations when a worker is injured and unable to work? When must your organization hold the person’s job for reinstatement? When must your organization accommodate by changing the essential functions? When should your organization offer light duty, and how? When can your organization terminate under your attendance policy? Realistically evaluating your organization’s exposure is critical to your business. In this session, you will:

  • Learn how to reconcile competing duties and obligations under the ADA, the FMLA, the PDA, workers’ compensation and your organization’s policies.
  • Learn how to effectively prevent abuse of your organization’s time-off practices and protocols.
  • Learn how to make tough business decisions, without opening the door to crippling legal exposures.
Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 9:15am to 10:45am

Gregory J. Hare

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Greg Hare has been a labor & employment lawyer with Ogletree Deakins for over 27 years – and he’s now the firm’s Managing Shareholder in Atlanta. His practice focuses on assisting companies with HR challenges, government investigations, and employment litigation matters – such as wrongful termination, sexual harassment, employment discrimination, wage and hour disputes, and employment contracts. He advises clients on HR topics like employee discipline and discharge, severance agreements, layoffs, family and medical leave, and use of independent contractors. Greg proactively helps companies reduce exposures by developing management training programs, allowing managers to spot and resolve issues before they mushroom into costly legal disputes.

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Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
HR Expertise
Critical Evaluation
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