The ADA for Justice Professionals
Since Congress amended the ADA effective in 2008 employers have found implementation and compliance with ADA requirements to be a serious challenge. We are going to discuss:
- Who is protected by the ADA and the definition of qualified disabled person
- What are essential job functions
- What is reasonable accommodation-
- Implementation of the ADA interactive process
- The intersection of ADA and other federal and state statutes
Presenter: Richard Hodsdon has been an attorney for almost 40 years and for his entire career has been involved in civil and criminal matters concerning corrections, criminal prosecution and law enforcement operations. He has over 30 years of experience dealing with management and personnel issues including employment law. Rick currently is an assistant county attorney in Stillwater, MN where his duties include representation of the county and criminal justice agencies. He has trained thousands of government staff on civil litigation, criminal law and personnel issues. Rick has also served as counsel to the Minnesota Sheriffs Association for over 30 years.
Rick’s career includes 8 years with the MN attorney general’s office and a year in private practice defending government officials in civil litigation. Rick and has served as an instructor for NIC, the AELE and School of Police Staff and Command on a variety of topics. He is the author of several books and in addition to his law degree has a Masters in public administration.