What's Today's Excuse? Enforcing Attendance Rules, But Offering “Reasonable Accommodation”

2020 Annual Conference & Exposition

Perpetually Absent Employees: How can a company comply with its wide-ranging legal obligations when a worker is ill or injured ... and allegedly unable work? When must the company hold the person's job open and offer the worker an opportunity for reinstatement? How can the company offer “reasonable accommodation” to the employee, without changing the essential functions of the job? When must the company offer an alternative light-duty job? When can the company enforce its attendance policy and actually terminate the employee for missing work? This session helps you to realistically evaluate your company's options and exposures when trying to ensure employee productivity. 

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 12:00pm to 12:18pm

Gregory J. Hare

Gregory J.

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.

Session Type: 
Smart Stage
HR Expertise
Relationship Management
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