Perpetually Absent Employees: How can a company comply with its wide-ranging legal obligations when a worker is ill or injured ... and allegedly unable work? When must the company hold the person's job open and offer the worker an opportunity for reinstatement? How can the company offer “reasonable accommodation” to the employee, without changing the essential functions of the job? When must the company offer an alternative light-duty job? When can the company enforce its attendance policy and actually terminate the employee for missing work? This session helps you to realistically evaluate your company's options and exposures when trying to ensure employee productivity.