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    Americans with Disabilities Act and Fitness for Duty

    Date: November 21, 2019, 11:45am – 1:00pm
    The Montano Room is located on the first floor of the hospital near the Surgery Department.

    If entering through main entrance: Enter through the main entrance of the hospital. Take the first hallway on your right, then take an immediate right then take the first left. Follow the long hallway down past the pharmacy and cardiology clinic, the Montano Room is in the surgery hallway on the right hand side.

    If entering through surgery entrance: Enter through the surgery entrance, walk straight past the main lobby towards the coffee cart. Take the hallway to the left of the coffee cart and the Montano Room will be on your left.
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    The November NASHRM luncheon is scheduled for Thursday, November 21, 2019, at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital in the Montano Room.

    Our start time is 11:45 a.m. for sign-in, with the program running from 12:00-1:00 p.m. A full hour of educational instruction is required for SHRM-CP/SCP Credit. This presentation has been approved for SHRM and HRCI credits.  

    Alaska has some of the highest instances of mental illness, including chronic depression and suicide, in the nation. Employers in Alaska are facing growing numbers of requests for reasonable accommodation under the Americans With Disabilities Act based on mental disabilities.  This training will assist Human Resource professionals to understand employer ADA obligations, and to manage legal risk, associated with claims of ADA discrimination or retaliation related to mental disabilities. Participants will learn:

    ·         What constitutes a “mental or psychiatric disability” under the ADA;

    ·         When an employer can inquire about mental disabilities, and what questions the employer can ask;

    ·         What kinds of reasonable accommodations employers must provide; and

    ·         How to avoid actions that can be viewed as harassment or retaliation.

    Faith Rose is the Associate General Counsel for Doyon, Limited. She joined the Doyon Legal Department in 2010 after working for twenty years as a commercial and employment law attorney in Alaska. Her work for Doyon centers on legal risk management, contract review and drafting, human resources advice and counsel, managing litigation matters, policy drafting and ethics/compliance.

    Faith earned her Juris Doctorate degree, with distinction, Order of the Coif (top 10% of class) from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento. She is licensed to practice in Alaska, California and Florida.

    When not working for Doyon, Faith is a professional artist in Stained Glass, Beadwork, Painted Portraits & Landscapes. She sells her work in local Alaska galleries and for charitable donations to the Doyon Foundation.

    NASHRM will no longer be providing lunch, as such, there is no fee for NASHRM members to attend the training. Lunch can be purchased at the Café at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, or you may bring your lunch. Training will start promptly at noon. Please arrive early enough to get your lunch and be present in the training room for an on-time start.