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Online Reasonable Accommodation Workshop - Part 2 of 3

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST, November 12, 2015   |   Organized by: Reasonable Accommodation, LLC


Online Reasonable Accommodation Workshop
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 – 1:00pm – 3:00pm ET
Thursday, November 12, 2015 – 1:00pm – 3:00pm ET
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 – 1:00pm – 3:00pm ET

Instructor: Roy Matheson

Approved by HRCI & SHRM

Online course consists of 3, 2-hour video streaming sessions. Roy Matheson will be presenting the information live through online video streaming. Plan to attend all three sessions. There will be approximately 1 hour of additional time required to complete materials.

This is an intermediate-level learning experience for those who seek an in-depth knowledge of the “how and why” of the reasonable accommodation provisions of ADA Title I. The tools and techniques taught in this online workshop will ease management of often difficult requests for reasonable accommodation. This practical event includes “best practice” interviews with seasoned guest commentators.

The learning objectives of this online, live 6-hour, workshop are:

  • Understand the rules of ADA Title I as they relate to job accommodation

  • Simplify the structure and flow of your reasonable accommodation program

  • Use the Interactive Process to navigate even the most difficult requests for accommodation

  • Understand the interaction between medical restrictions, essential functions, and reasonable accommodation

  • Document your reasonable accommodation process so you can confidently respond to an EEOC investigation

The focus of this interactive event includes:
The foundation

Who qualifies for reasonable accommodation?
Essential function v. marginal function
Undue hardship
Qualified individual
Direct threat
Performance and conduct standards
Medical documentation request

The interactive process
Establishing the flow of your accommodation program
Forms and letters used in the process
Documenting the reasonable accommodation process
Who takes the request: front line supervisors, ADA Coordinator or human resource staff
What comprises retaliation for an accommodation request?

Responses to the range of diagnosis and disabilities
Online and in-person applications
Unpaid leave as an accommodation
Shift and schedule changes as an accommodation
Responding to hidden disabilities
Transfer to an open position – the accommodation of last resort
Accommodating tenured knowledge workers
Employer sponsored social activities
Your aging workforce

A unique feature of this course will be the option to use the Reasonable Accommodation Management Software (RAMS) to receive, document, make decisions and manage an “interesting” request for accommodation.

Roy Matheson

As President and founder of Roy Matheson and Associates Inc. (Matheson) and the creator of the Matheson System for Equitable Employment Determination (M-SEED), Roy has led the development of highly respected certification programs in ergonomic evaluation and functional capacity evaluation. His product development accomplishments include software for functional capacity evaluation and reporting, as well as software and training for essential function job analysis and post-offer testing.

Roy is a member of the Mid-Atlantic ADA Leadership Network (ADA-LN), a group of qualified trainers conducting ADA training throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region using the Northeast ADA Center at Cornell University’s Modularized ADA Curriculum. Combining this with his ongoing quest for a deep, practical understanding of Title I of the ADA, Roy has created a unique ability to provide consultation, training, and management solutions for companies seeking to comply with the hiring, employment testing, and reasonable accommodation tenets of the law. The result of his exploration is the Reasonable Accommodation Management System (RAMS) and ReasonableAccommodation.com

Roy delivers consultation and training to such diverse companies as Barney & Barney (a February 2014 acquisition of Marsh & McLennan, LLC), Boston PainCare, a leader in the integration of function restoration into opioid reduction medical management, and Arthrex, a global medical device company and leader in new product development and medical education in orthopedics.

His Title I expertise has led him to presentations for the Global Assurex risk management conference, the Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC) and the annual Mid-Atlantic ADA Update conference.

Our company prides itself on our work ethic, our creative abilities and, most importantly, on “doing the right thing”. We enjoy the excitement of building truly useful products and training programs. In keeping with these ideals, we are proud to make this new resource available to benefit America’s employers and employees.

Registration Dates

Oct 01 - Nov 09, 2015