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Persons with Disabilities
Originally recorded on March 13, 2014 (60 minutes)
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Persons with Disabilities
Presented by Donald H. Scharg
March 13, 2013
10:00-11:00 am EDT

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), employers have an obligation to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with a disability unless an undue hardship or direct threat is present. In this webinar, participants will examine the reasonable accommodation obligations for persons with disabilities.

You will learn:

  • The effect of the ADA amendments on the obligation to provide a reasonable accommodation
  • Meeting your obligations to participate in the interactive process
  • Determining if a accommodation is reasonable
  • When to call JAN
  • Application of undue hardship principles 
  • How to determine if a direct threat may be present
  • Unpaid leave as a reasonable accommodation
  • Applying performance and conduct standards to reasonable accommodations
  • Obligations to accommodate drug and alcohol issues
  • Confidentiality obligations 


 Donald H. Scharg is a member of Bodman PLC.  He is a former member of the Michigan Chamber Board of Directors and is currently a member of its Health and Human Services Committee.  He has received recognition as both a speaker and an author for management on wrongful discharge, employment discrimination, sexual harassment, disability discrimination, workplace misconduct, employee relations, wage-hour, remaining union free, contract negotiations, and substance abuse testing.

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