2020 DMEC Online Compliance Conference

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  • 2020 DMEC Online Compliance Conference: Pandemic Proportions – More COVID-19 Legal Challenges for Employers

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    The employer’s road through COVID Land is fraught with legal challenges and potential pitfalls – and we aren’t even talking about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)! Join our legal experts as they travel through federal, state, and municipal pandemic laws creating employee rights and employer obligations. We’ll cover the ADA, OSHA, USERRA, state and municipal leave laws, and – last but not least – COVID-19 lawsuits, both real and imagined!

    The employer’s road through COVID Land is fraught with legal challenges and potential pitfalls – and we aren’t even talking about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)!  Join our legal experts as they travel through federal, state, and municipal pandemic laws creating employee rights and employer obligations.  We’ll cover the ADA, OSHA, USERRA, state and municipal leave laws, and – last but not least – COVID-19 lawsuits, both real and imagined!

  • 2020 DMEC Online Compliance Conference: Coast to Coast: Leave, Accommodation, and Disability Administration

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    A “one size fits all” approach to leave, accommodation, paid leave, and disability policies is often not attainable for national employers or local employers trying to attract and retain local talent. In this session, we will provide employers with a coast-to-coast understanding of absence, accommodation, and disability management and explore how to compliantly develop programs that meet your organization’s geographic needs.

    A “one size fits all” approach to leave, accommodation, paid leave, and disability policies is often not attainable for national employers or local employers trying to attract and retain local talent. In this session, we will provide employers with a coast-to-coast understanding of absence, accommodation, and disability management and explore how to compliantly develop programs that meet your organization’s geographic needs.

  • 2020 DMEC Online Compliance Conference: Leave Solutions, Strategies, and Challenges from All Sides: A Panel on Outsourcing, Insourcing, and Cosourcing

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Is there one solution for your organization when it comes to determining leave compliance and process strategy? During this facilitated panel discussion, we’ll offer opportunities, challenges, and best practices for all leave process options, including outsourcing, insourcing, and cosourcing.

    Is there one solution for your organization when it comes to determining leave compliance and process strategy? During this facilitated panel discussion, we’ll offer opportunities, challenges, and best practices for all leave process options, including outsourcing, insourcing, and cosourcing.

  • 2020 DMEC Online Compliance Conference: Leverage Technology to Level Up Your Accommodation Program

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Effectively accommodating employees is no easy feat, whether for an Americans with Disabilities accommodation request or as part of a broader stay-at-work/return-to-work program. In this session, we’ll explore technology and solutions such as Physical Demands Analysis and Functional Capacity Evaluations that employers can leverage to bring their accommodation program to the next level.

    Effectively accommodating employees is no easy feat, whether for an Americans with Disabilities accommodation request or as part of a broader stay-at-work/return-to-work program. In this session, we’ll explore technology and solutions such as Physical Demands Analysis and Functional Capacity Evaluations that employers can leverage to bring their accommodation program to the next level. 

  • 2020 DMEC Online Compliance Conference: Eeny, Meeny, Accommodate, or No?

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Does your accommodation process feel like a guessing game? In this session, we’ll provide practical solutions to help you find simple solutions to the most complex accommodation situations and provide tips for a smooth path forward.

    Does your accommodation process feel like a guessing game? In this session, we’ll provide practical solutions to help you find simple solutions to the most complex accommodation situations and provide tips for a smooth path forward. 

  • 2020 DMEC Online Compliance Conference: Mental Health and the ADAAA: A Blueprint for Management

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Employees with mental health conditions can pose challenges for leave professionals as they look to identify the employees’ needs, provide accommodations, and assist with return to work. In this session, we’ll discuss the legal contours and ramifications of the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), as well as pragmatic solutions and resources for providing accommodations and return-to-work support.

    Employees with mental health conditions can pose challenges for leave professionals as they look to identify the employees’ needs, provide accommodations, and assist with return to work. In this session, we’ll discuss the legal contours and ramifications of the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), as well as pragmatic solutions and resources for providing accommodations and return-to-work support. 

  • 2020 DMEC Online Compliance Conference: USERRA: Supporting Uniformed Services and Military Families

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) is the most contrary of all leave laws — general principles that apply to other state and federal leaves of absence have no place under USERRA. In this session, we’ll discuss how to comply with the law and manage its variety of complexities.

    The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) is the most contrary of all leave laws — general principles that apply to other state and federal leaves of absence have no place under USERRA. In this session, we’ll discuss how to comply with the law and manage its variety of complexities. 

  • 2020 DMEC Online Compliance Conference: Massachusetts PFML: The Ins, Outs, and the Intersections with Other Benefits

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    As part of a sweeping trend, Massachusetts will become the sixth state to mandate paid family and medical leave benefits starting in 2021. In this session, we’ll help you understand how the MA PFML will interact with leave under the FMLA, short-term disability benefits, and other paid time off and benefit programs and dive into how MA PFML compares to the other state paid family and medical leave laws.

    As part of a sweeping trend, Massachusetts will become the sixth state to mandate paid family and medical leave benefits starting in 2021. In this session, we’ll help you understand how the MA PFML will interact with leave under the FMLA, short-term disability benefits, and other paid time off and benefit programs and dive into how MA PFML compares to the other state paid family and medical leave laws.

  • 2020 DMEC Online Compliance Conference: Safety-Sensitive Roles and the ADA

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Is it ever appropriate to deny an accommodation for safety reasons? Can a bus driver who suffers from diabetic seizures or a surgeon with a bi-polar condition be entitled to ADA accommodation? In this session, we’ll discuss court cases on these topics with results that might surprise you!

    Is it ever appropriate to deny an accommodation for safety reasons? Can a bus driver who suffers from diabetic seizures or a surgeon with a bi-polar condition be entitled to ADA accommodation? In this session, we’ll discuss court cases on these topics with results that might surprise you!

  • 2020 DMEC Online Compliance Conference: Redefining Accommodations: WalMart's Central Intake Call-In Program

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    In July 2018, WalMart implemented a Central Intake (CI) call-in process to replace its paper request form process. The change has resulted in a 30% increase in formal accommodation requests and provided heightened visibility to associates’ accommodation needs. During this session, we will share how WalMart redirected its accommodation program and discuss how other organizations can look to enhance their programs.

    In July 2018, WalMart implemented a Central Intake (CI) call-in process to replace its paper request form process. The change has resulted in a 30% increase in formal accommodation requests and provided heightened visibility to associates’ accommodation needs. During this session, we will share how WalMart redirected its accommodation program and discuss how other organizations can look to enhance their programs.