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Top 10 FMLA and ADA issues employers must know how to handle

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FMLA and ADAWhen HR professionals are surveyed, they routinely rate the FMLA and the ADA as the two most difficult laws to deal with.

In the form of questions, here’s a look at 10 of the most challenging FMLA and ADA issues HR struggles to handle.

1. What types of accommodations are available under the FMLA?

The FMLA does not provide accommodations. It provides job-protected leave.

According to the FMLA, an employee with an FMLA-qualifying serious health condition should either be working at 100% capacity or out on FMLA leave.

2. What types of accommodations are provided under the ADA?

The ADA provides three types of accommodations, which employers should offer in this order:

1. In-job accommodations that will allow an employee to perform all essential job functions

2. Leave, if it will help the employee return to full employment

3. A search for a vacant position the employee can fill—the accommodation of last resort.

3. Does the ADA al...(register to read more)

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