2018 Southern California (Long Beach) Chapter Meeting: June 6

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The EEOC’s Intent and Best Practices for Employers

Meeting Overview

Jun. 6, 2018 | 11:00 am-1:00 pm PT

Join us for a jam-packed session as we explore best practices and strategies to help employers avoid litigation. Learn what the EEOC, the ADAAA, and FEHA consider critical elements of best practice, and how to effectively train your supervisors and managers to recognize accommodations. We’ll offer insight into how to remove emotion when following the law, and how to recognize when enough is enough.

DMEC members receive discounts on DMEC chapter meetings. Log in to your DMEC account prior to registering to receive member pricing.

Learning Objectives

  • Discover how to train supervisors and upper management on the laws of discrimination and disparate treatment.
  • Gain an understanding of policies that are flexible, but adhere to compliance.
  • Explore ADA issues to watch for in 2018.


  • Kimberly Clay, CPDM, Leave Management/Benefits Administrator, City of Long Beach-Port of Long Beach 
    Kymberly Clay has been practicing integrated disability and absence management for over 20 years. As the Leave Management/Benefits Administrator for the City of Long Beach-Port of Long Beach, she manages the needs of 530 employees, processes all leave requests and supporting correspondences, conducts training for upper management and staff, maintains all databases, conducts the Interactive Process, testifies in court as a subject matter expert (SME), and supervises a small staff. She has been a member of DMEC for over six years, and serves on the Employer Advisory Council (EAC).
  • Dean Rocco, Attorney, Wilson Elser 
    Dean Rocco is co-chair of Wilson Elser’s national Employment & Labor practice. He represents employers of all types and sizes across the country as well as executives and members of management. He advises clients on issues such as managing employees with disabilities and medical leave rights, building sound personnel policies, and complying with workplace regulations. Dean maintains a significant practice defending employers from lawsuits alleging workplace harassment, denials of disability or medical leave rights, unlawful termination of employment, and wage and hour violations. A distinguished labor and employment law attorney, Dean lends his knowledge and perspective to proactive counseling and training measures as well as the efficient and effective litigation of employment law disputes.


11:00-11:30 am Registration, coffee, and networking
11:30 am-12:00 pm Welcome, introductions, and lunch
12:00-1:00 pm Presentation and Q&A


The following CEUs will be offered for this event. Please pick up CEU forms at the end of the meeting.

  • CPDM: 1
  • CLMS: 1
  • CDMS: 1

CLMS Logo_RGB_PNGExclusively offered by DMEC, the Certified Leave Management Specialist (CLMS) program is the only professional designation of its kind that provides interactive, hands-on training to ensure your programs effectively comply with state and federal leave laws. Learn more about the CLMS program.


The Grand Event Center
4101 E. Willow Street
Long Beach, CA 90815

Free parking is available adjacent to the venue.

Registration Fees

Your registration for this chapter event includes lunch. Please register by May 28.

Registration Fee
DMEC members $40
Nonmembers $45

DMEC members receive discounts on DMEC chapter meetings. Log in to your DMEC account prior to registering to receive member pricing. Not sure if your organization is a member? Use our online form to verify membership and sign up as an individual under your company’s membership.