By Howard Levitt and Rob Lilly

Key takeaways for employers wanting to access medical information or request a medical examination

Medical leaves have risen in prominence over the last few years. Employers are increasingly in the unenviable position of accommodating their employees back into the workforce. But it is not simply a matter of providing the employee with an ergonomic chair and greeting her with, “Welcome back, pick up where you left off.” It is a calculated process — often rife with pitfalls — with the goal of ensuring success for both employer and employee.