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Job descriptions are critical for both practical and legal reasons. They are an essential tool in developing hiring criteria and navigating the candidate selection process. Job descriptions can also be very useful for ascertaining return to work/light duty assignments in workers’ compensation cases.


On the other hand, improperly prepared descriptions, or ones that are used in a disparate manner can land an employer (and its supervisors) in legal hot water with both the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). In this practical webinar, you will learn about the role of job descriptions in the employment field, including:

  • The designation of “safety sensitive” positions
  • Determining essential job functions for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Resolving disputes under collective bargaining agreements
     

Upon course completion, you will be able to:

  • Avoid disputes between employees related to their area of duty
  • Clarify positions for collective bargaining unit purposes
  • Determine the appropriate amount of compensation
  • Identify which positions can be classified as exempt for FLSA
  • Avoid claims of disparate treatment
  • Delineate “safety sensitive positions” for purposes of “return to work” in worker’s comp cases and under some state medical cannabis laws
  • Identify “essential job functions” for analysis under ADA and for purposes of reasonable accommodation

  • Human Resource professionals
  • Risks Managers
  • Human Resource Generalists
  • Safety Analysts
  • Safety Engineers
  • Staffing Association
  • training organizations
  • Occupational Safety and Health Employees
     

Adele Abrams is an attorney, Certified Mine Safety Professional, and trainer. She is president of the Law Office of Adele L. Abrams P.C. in Beltsville, MD, Charleston, WV, and Denver, CO. Her multi-attorney firm focuses on representing employers in OSHA/MSHA matters and employment law nationwide. She also serves as adjunct faculty of University of Colorado and Catholic University, where she instructs on employment law. Ms. Abrams is a nationally recognized expert on mine and occupational safety and health issues. She is a member of multiple state bars and federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court.

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