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1. Failing to effectively manage employees covered by the ADA.
While the ADA doesn't prohibit employers from having a maximum leave policy, exceptions to the policy must be made on a case-by-case basis to reasonably accommodate people with disabilities. Also, a program that limits the availability of transitional jobs to a certain class of workers — those who are injured on the job — risks violating the ADA unless there is a legitimate business reason for doing so. Properly structured, RTW programs can decrease the ADA exposure. [Image: Shutterstock]