New ADA Return to Work Interpretations covered in the 2015 Ultimate Guide to Mastering Workers’ Comp Costs

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March 24, 2015 at 11am EDT

Advisen hosted a webinar that discussed American with Disabilities Act (ADA) return-to-work interpretations covered in the 2015 Ultimate Guide to Mastering Workers’ Compensation Costs, a publication that offers practical tips on how employers can reduce their workers’ compensation costs significantly.

On March 24, Amaxx’s Rebecca Shafer and a panel of experts walked employers through new ADA Return-to-Work Interpretations and what they must know when interacting with injured workers. This is a free, one-hour webinar.

Panelists

The following panelists participated in the webinar:

  • Rebecca Shafer, President, Amaxx Risk Solutions, Inc., Attorney/Risk Consultant
  • Jennifer Christian, President, Webility Corporation
  • Aaron Konopasky, Senior Attorney Advisor, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Michael Stack, Principal, Amaxx Risk Solutions, CPA
  • David Bradford, President, Research & Editorial division, Advisen (moderator)

Webinar Topics

The following topics were discussed:

  • Can an employer require an employee to return to work?
  • How long should a transitional duty position last?
  • How long should the recovery time out of work last?
  • Can a transitional duty program have a set time frame?
  • To make return to work accommodations, must the employer meet with the employee or will a letter sent to the employee suffice?
  • Are indefinite period time out of work permissible?
  • Can the injured employee refuse to accept a transitional work assignment?

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