Service Animals, Comfort Animals & Pets in the Workplace: How to Make it work and What you need to Know

Duration: 60 Minutes
Many employers are now confronting difficult ADA issues relating to service animals in the workplace. Understand what is the difference Between Companion, Assistive, Therapy, Comfort or Social/Therapy Animals and Service Animals? Learn best guidelines for setting up a "bring your pets to work" policy. Establish and enforce practical policies regarding permitting animals in your workplace.
Pets in the workplace
Product ID: 505358
Objectives of the Presentation
  • What is a service animal?
  • How may an employer lawfully determine if an animal is a service animal?
  • Can animals other than dogs be service animals?
  • Does the employer automatically have to allow a service animal into the workplace if requested by an employee?
  • When a service animal may be excluded from the workplace or certain areas?
  • What is an emotional support animal?
  • Legal obligations & what to and what not to ask an employer about an emotional support animal
  • Who must control a service animal? Must an animal be accommodated?
  • How to resolve conflicts, such as - If an employee is allergic to or afraid of animals
  • Who is responsible for taking care of and monitoring the service animal at work?
  • When can a service animal owner be asked to remove their animal from the workplace?
Why Should you Attend
Understand your legal obligations regarding under what circumstances you will need to accommodate an employee who wants or needs to bring an animal to work. This topic will give you the information to know what animals qualify as service animals and how an employer can determine if an animal is really a service animal versus a comfort animal.

Areas Covered
  • The Department of Justice guidance
  • Effective policies and best practices to allow animals in the workplace
  • Difference between Service, therapy, companion, comfort and assistive animal
  • Pets in the workplace best practices and guidelines
  • How the ADA, Section 504 and the Fair Housing Act impact the ability of employees to bring animals to work
  • Primary Concerns of Employers about Dogs in the Workplace
  • Assistance Dog vs. Emotional Support Animal
  • Understand the fundamentals of Section 504 to avoid any violations and limit litigation
Who will Benefit
  • Human resources managers
  • Hiring officials
  • Benefits specialists
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Instructor Profile:
Jacquiline M. Wagner, Esq., is the president of JMW Seminars, LLC - working to improve the performance of employees and supervisors. Ms. Wagner uniquely understands the needs of business owners and employers when it comes to educating employees. For almost twenty years, she has enjoyed the honor of training hundreds of employees and supervisors in an assortment of industries concerning all aspects of employment law.

Stemming from that experience, she has designed a wide array of engaging human resources, employment law, motivational, business acumen, professional development, continuing education and leadership courses and presentations.

In addition to spearheading JMW Seminars, LLC, Ms. Wagner is a principal human resources and continuing education trainer on behalf of the Office of General Counsel for the Los Angeles Unified School District, where she serves as Assistant General Counsel.
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