From the archive: Accommodating the “hard of hearing” employee

I have not fully recovered my hearing loss from a year ago, either that or age or the sins of listening to loud music have finally caught up to me. Regardless many workers have trouble with hearing. Here is what you can do to help you and them. I recently had some illness related hearing …

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The Interactive Process under the ADAAA means you actually have to talk to someone.

  In a recent webinar attorney Steve Luckner, of Ogletree Deakins, was talking about the intersection of the ADA, FMLA and Workers’ Comp laws. In his discussion he mentioned the requirement of the interactive process under the ADAAA. He mentioned something that I have heard in other presentations. Companies are not paying attention to the …

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Terminations after extended leave is NOT a sure thing

  Many a company has a policy that says something to the effect of “If you have been on leave for 3 months, six months, one year, etc. your employment will be terminated.” If you are one of those companies you can no longer have that automatic termination policy. Unfortunately this puts a big burden …

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