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How to Motivate Non-Cooperative Employees When Returning to Work

OnDemand Webinar (89 minutes)

Learn how to effectively motivate non-cooperative employees when returning to work after a workers' compensation claim.Have you struggled with return-to-work non-cooperation in the workplace? This topic offers insight into making a positive impact on return-to-work motivation. It will also provide a summary of relevant employment law considerations including Workers' Compensation, the ADA, the FMLA, and drug-testing concerns. It further discusses the strategies for returning such employees to work or other options to reduce exposure and potential liability. Hard research combined with helpful case studies provide real life context to help understand and affect the issue of non-cooperation in return-to-work situations.


Ryan J. Murphy, Devine Law Offices, LLC


What Do We Mean When We Say an Employee Is Non-Cooperative?

• Work Rules/Policies

• Positive Work Orders

• Medical Treatment

• Actions in Bad-Faith

Causes of Non-Cooperation

• Habit Formation

• Motivational Issues

• Job Atmosphere

• Prior Performance Reviews

• Harassment/Bullying

• Health/Medical Concerns

• Lack of Avenues of Growth

• Perceived Legal Concerns

Relevant Employment Law

• Workers' Compensation

• Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)

• Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

• Employee Drug Testing

• State/Local Law Concerns

Guidance for Addressing Non-Cooperation

• Communication

• Rule-Based Strategy

• Employee Handbook Policies

• Accommodations

• Employee Considerations

Other Options:

• Vocational Evaluations

• Funded Employment

• Termination