These are two of the most legally risky words any supervisor or HR professional can hear.
- How must you accommodate the employee’s new physical limitations?
- How should you handle leave requests?
- What about discipline and discharge issues?
- When can you require the employee to return?
Pregnancies set into motion a complicated mix of responsibilities and risks for your organization. You can’t afford to make even one mistake.
This new webinar will get you up to speed on the latest laws and best practices for accommodating expectant and new parents.
Never again wonder “Am I doing it right?” Join us Feb. 19 and learn to properly handle issues such as:
- How to navigate the array of laws and legal requirements — including the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)—as well as recent federal agency activity regarding their enforcement.
- The type of pregnancy-related ailments (morning sickness, etc.) that are considered FMLA “serious conditions” or ADA “disabilities.”
- How to avoid pregnancy-bias claims during the recruiting and hiring phase.
- What’s a “reasonable” accommodation for pregnant employees and new mothers.
- Real-world scenarios on sick leave, light-duty assignments and lactating employees that you can apply to your own workplace right away.
- The 6 best practices on pregnancy-related issues that will keep you out of court.
Plus, get all your questions answered by two experts in the field, attorneys Maria Greco Danaher and Brian McDermott of Ogletree Deakins.
Now is NOT the time to make mistakes with pregnant employees! The EEOC announced in its new Strategic Enforcement Plan that they’re ramping up their focus on pregnancy discrimination. The EEOC recently filed a string of pregnancy discrimination lawsuits against employers … and there’s no sign the agency is slowing down.
Join us Feb. 19 to train yourself and your supervisors how to do the right thing and stay out of court!
Editorial Director, HR Specialist
P.S. Special Registration Bonus. All attendees to this webinar will receive a copy of our Executive Briefing on this topic, Pregnancy and Maternity Leave. This 16-page download includes tons of actionable advice, a list of “do’s and don’ts” for managers, a sample Maternity Leave Policy and answers to frequently asked questions on this issue.
P.P.S. Extra Added Bonus! You’ll also receive one month of Premium Plus Online—our comprehensive electronic information service. Premium Plus Online features more than 10,000 HR articles, online compliance self-audits, over 100 forms and checklists, plus Ask the Attorney (responses to your employment law questions). So that you continue to benefit from Premium Plus, we'll continue your access automatically for just $99 per quarter, unless you tell us "no, thanks"—your choice.
P.P.P.S. We promise you'll be satisfied. If this webinar fails to meet your needs in any way, we will refund 100% of your tuition – no hassles, no questions asked. Your conference materials and registration bonuses are yours to keep.
Date: Wednesday, Feb. 19
Time: 1 to 2:15 p.m. ET
All attendees to this webinar will receive a copy of our Executive Briefing on this topic, Pregnancy and Maternity Leave. This 16-page instant download helps ensure that your leave policies are legally sound, and provides a detailed action plan for keeping workplace disruption to a minimum. It includes tons of actionable advice, a list of “do’s and don’ts” for managers, a sample Maternity Leave Policy, plus answers to frequently asked questions on this issue. Treat employees fairly with this guide to what you can do (and say) – and what you MUST avoid.
Extra Added Bonus:
You'll also receive one month of members-only access to Premium Plus Online — our comprehensive electronic information service at www.theHRSpecialist.com. Premium Plus Online features more than 10,000 HR articles, over 100 forms and checklists, plus Ask the Attorney (responses to your employment law questions). So that you continue to benefit from Premium Plus, we'll continue your access automatically for just $99 per quarter, unless you tell us "no, thanks" — your choice.
About Your Speaker:
Maria Greco Danaher, Esq., is a shareholder in the Pittsburgh office of the law firm Ogletree Deakins. She has broad experience in representing management as both an in-house and outside counsel in employment and litigation matters. She has counseled supervisors and managers in termination-related questions and has conducted workplace training for both small business and major corporations on the issue. Ms. Danaher is an advisor to HR Specialist: Employment Law and The HR Specialist.
Brian McDermott, Esq., is a shareholder in the Indianapolis office of the law firm Ogletree Deakins. He has dedicated his legal career of 20+ years to counseling employers on litigation avoidance and representing them in court. He speaks regularly on employment law topics and has authored several publications, including Managing Employee Leaves of Absence and The Indiana Employer’s Guide to the ADA and FMLA. For 2014, Best Lawyers selected him as Indianapolis Labor and Employment “Lawyer of the Year.”
Who Should Attend:
- HR professionals
- Supervisors and managers
- Office managers
- Business owners
Since this is a webinar, you and your entire staff can attend in the comfort of your office or conference room for one low price! You may include as many people as you wish while listening on a single phone line.
Multimedia CD & Download: $197
Webinar, Multimedia CD & Download: $297
Unlimited number of participants at one site. Contact us for multi-site discounts.
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This event has been approved for 1.25 credit hours toward PHR and SPHR recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI).
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