Pregnancy-Related HR Issues: Bundles of Joy, Bushels of Paperwork & Legal Risks
These are two of the most legally risky words any supervisor or HR professional can hear—and a new Supreme Court decision has made pregnancy accomodations even more complex.
- 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. AutoZone found that out the hard way recently—a jury slapped the company with a record $185 million in damages after an employee was demoted after giving birth and then fired.
Plus, a new U.S. Supreme Court ruling creates a new legal framework for when you must offer light-duty work to pregnant staff. This webinar will get you up to speed on the latest laws, court rulings and best practices for accommodating expectant and new parents.
Join us Friday, October 23, for Pregnancy-Related HR Issues: Bundles of Joy, Bushels of Paperwork & Legal Risks. You'll discover how to properly handle challenges 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 recruiting and hiring.
- What's a "reasonable” accommodation for pregnant employees and new mothers in light of the new Supreme Court decision?
- 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 an expert in the field, attorney Lara de Leon of top employment law firm Ogletree Deakins.
Now is a CRITICAL time to avoid 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 October 23 to train yourself and your supervisors how to do the right thing and stay out of court!
Pat DiDomenico, Editorial Director
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.
Multimedia CD & Download: $197
Webinar, Multimedia CD & Download: $297
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 or computer. Contact us for multi-site discounts.
About Your Speaker:
Lara de Leon is a shareholder in the Orange County, Calif., office of Ogletree Deakins, where she represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. Lara defends clients in federal and state employment-related lawsuits and agency claims and regularly counsels employers regarding compliance with federal and state laws. Lara has extensive experience defending employers before the EEOC, U.S. Department of Labor and other federal and state agencies. She is a frequent speaker and writer on employment-law issues for HR and employer groups. Prior to joining Ogletree Deakins, Lara was in-house employment counsel at a Texas corporation.
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 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.
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