Join me for my annual FMLA/ADA webinar, which comes to you, as always, free of charge!

When: Wednesday, December 14, 2022 (12:00 – 1:15 p.m. central time)

Online registration: Click here

Employers increasingly face situations where they are concerned about an employee’s mental health or physical ability to perform to perform the job. Stress and anxiety, erratic behavior, an aging workforce, and the prevalence of substance abuse all raise fitness for duty issues in today’s workplace. Naturally, employers want to take every reasonable step to ensure their employees can safely perform their job to ensure the overall health of their workforce.

In this complimentary 75-minute webinar, my good friend Matt Morris, Vice President at FMLASource, and I will tackle the most common and difficult fitness for duty scenarios that employers face and provide practical suggestions on how employers can address these situations. Through the use of case studies, Matt and I will cover the following:

  • When an employee is acting erratically or appears physically to be unable to perform the job, can an employer obtain a fitness for duty?
  • When does an FMLA or ADA fitness for duty apply and what is the difference?
  • What is the difference between a fitness for duty and independent medical examination?
  • Can an employer use its “own” physician to conduct a fitness for duty?
  • When the employee’s physician submits a vague or incomplete medical documentation, how should an employer respond?
  • What should an employer do when the medical opinion of the employee’s physician differs from the employer’s physician?
  • What kind of communication can the employer have with a physician to assess an employee’s fitness for duty?
  • Can an employer force an employee on a leave of absence while it obtains a fitness for duty examination?

And of course, there will be cheesy humor and maybe even some singing.

When you register (click here), please pose the most difficult question you want answered in this area, and we’ll do our best to cover it during the webinar.

Quick note:  This program has been submitted to the HR Certification Institute and SHRM for review and credit. Continuing Legal Education credit also will be available to attorneys attending the program.

We look forward to hosting you!