Risk Management 101 - Course #5: Disability Management & Early Return to Work

Event Location

San Diego County Operations Center
5530 Overland Ave, Room 124
San Diego, CA 92123
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The EIA has partnered with CJPIA and CPS HR to offer five(5), one-day in person training courses, which provide the building blocks to establish, develop and embed risk management as a business process in your public sector organization.  Click for the description of all 5 courses.

Course #5: Disability Management & Early Return to Work

This course provides an overview of disability management. Public entity practitioners will learn about both “industrial” (work-related) and non-industrial injuries, and explore the similarities, and distinctions between temporary modified duty and “reasonable accommodations.” Participants will learn about the relevant state and federal legal frameworks, and explore the intersection between medical limitations and workplace disabilities, as well as the benefits of maintaining an effective Early Return-to-Work (ERTW) program. Specific information reviewed will include federal and, state laws and regulations, employer and third-party programs, employment practices law, prevention and wellness programs, vocational programs, and administrative case management practices. Case studies and practice scenarios will be included.


  • Industrial vs. Non-Industrial Injuries
  • “Temporary Modified Duty” vs. “Reasonable Accommodation”
  • Overview: The Legal Framework
  • Medical Limitations vs. Disabilities
  • Workers’ Compensation: Early Return-To-Work
  • The Interactive Process: ADA, FEHA
  • Alternative Job Placements
  • Separation from Employment
  • Systems and Record Keeping
  • Responding to California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) and Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) complaints
  • Coordination of leave administration, including the Federal Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), California Family Rights Act (CFRA), and local union / contractual provisions
  • Ancillary Workers’ Compensation discrimination liability: Labor Code 132a claims


  • Class seating is limited - sign up early!
  • Registration Fee: $199
  • Registration/cancellation is available through 05/09/19

Need More Info or Help?
We hope you can join us, feel free to contact Member Services for more details.

Phone: 916-850-7300
Email: memberservices@csac-eia.org

Thursday, May 16, 2019
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Travel Notes

Thursday, May 16, 2019
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM