Return To Work Partners
Assisting employers to comply with the full range of state and federal disability compliance laws and regulations, since 1999.
Our Consultants bring executive-level experience to the interactive process and the return to work of employees in need of accommodations.
How we work
Our goal is to help employers save time, resources and needless litigation.
Gather necessary documentation and information to help you make informed decisions.
Schedule and facilitate meetings with key participants.
Assess disability compliance, summarize meeting findings, and define next steps and conclusions.
Monitor the status of reasonable accommodations in place and schedule additional meetings as needed.
Return To Work Partners
Join the hundreds of employers who have decided to partner with us in meeting their disability compliance obligations. Our goal is to efficiently and effectively address your disability management needs while treating your employees with the dignity and respect they deserve as they navigate their return-to-work effort.
Our Consultants bring executive-level experience in managing the interactive process at any stage. We offer a full spectrum of disability compliance solutions, programs and processes. Our front-line knowledge of the interactive process is key in providing our clients with the support necessary to address any type of disability compliance issues, which are often intertwined with risk management, human resources and collective bargaining issues.
We have helped employers save time, resources and needless litigation. This has been achieved by assisting employers and employees in navigating the interactive process, complex disability issues and the process associated with the identification of reasonable accommodations in the workplace.
Our area of expertise consists of assisting employers in taking a proactive approach dealing with industrial and non-industrial disabilities in the workplace. We have found that there is a definite need for early intervention to meet the various compliance requirement mandated by State and Federal employment laws.
We help employers with tools and knowledge they can immediately implement to address work-related injuries/non-work related disabilities at the front lines.
This is a challenging time for employers on many fronts. Staying current and compliant on state and federal employment laws, state workers’ compensation and payroll regulations is already a challenge for employers of any size. For many, maintaining the knowledge base and making the necessary time available to properly manage the interactive process is simply too much. Unfortunately, the financial cost to an organization for failing to manage requests for accommodation as well as disability compliance laws and regulations can be larger than any other personnel violation.
Disability compliance is not an option, it is a necessity. Return to Work Partners can help.
There are no specific policies or procedures that employers must follow when trying to accommodate an employee with a disability. Developing formal protocols can significantly ease the process of providing reasonable accommodations to qualified employees with disabilities. With defined, formal policies and procedures, supervisors, managers, and HR professionals are more likely to handle accommodation requests properly and consistently. Sharing these policies with employees can also help them understand what to expect when requesting reasonable accommodations in the workplace. Having formal policies and procedures in place will also help employers document their efforts to comply with federal and state regulations.
Our Consultants serve as a neutral party in facilitating the interactive process to determine an employee’s accommodation needs. By engaging in an interactive meeting between management and the company’s employees, we can help identify reasonable accommodations and other alternative options that keep with the spirit and intent of the law.