2019 Regional Compliance Webinar: South Region Update

DMECRegional Compliance, Webinars

Tuesday, October 15

9:00 am PT | 12:00 pm ET

The compliance landscape surrounding absence and disability management is changing at a dizzying pace. Our annual compliance update webinar series is back to help struggling employers keep up with the changes impacting their organizations. Each session in this four-part series will focus on a different region of the United States, bringing you the latest developments in circuit court decisions, legislative updates, state worker’s compensation changes, and other critical compliance news. Join our compliance experts as they bring you key information to keep your absence and disability management programs compliant.

This webinar will cover content specific to the Southern region of the United States: Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, and Texas (4th, 5th, and 11th circuit courts).

DMEC members receive free registration for webinars. Log in to your DMEC account prior to registering to receive member pricing.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore recently updated and pending legislation impacting absence and disability management in the Southern U.S.
  • Review recent circuit court decisions that impact disability and absence management under the jurisdiction of the 4th, 5th, and 11th circuit courts.
  • Gain a comprehensive overview of state worker’s compensation law changes throughout the Southern U.S.



Dr. Paul Peak, PharmD
AVP, Clinical Pharmacy

Dr. Peak joined Sedgwick in May 2014 as a clinical pharmacist. In the years since, he has been promoted to assistant vice president of clinical pharmacy, a role in which he helps oversee Sedgwick’s PBM partners and has oversight of Sedgwick’s clinical pharmacist team. This team provides clinical support to the Sedgwick pharmacy program, as well as consultations to the medical provider community for alternative pain control strategies, targeting long-term claims with high cost and high risk. Paul graduated magna cum laude with a doctor of pharmacy degree from Samford University in May 2006. Prior to joining Sedgwick, he worked as a pharmacist for multiple companies and healthcare facilities for nine years.


Tasos Paindiris
Jackson Lewis PC

Tasos C. Paindiris is a Principal in the Orlando and Miami, Florida, offices of Jackson Lewis P.C. His practice concentrates on litigation and advising clients in many different areas of workplace law. Mr. Paindiris’s experience includes representing clients in a variety of forums, including state and federal courts, the state and federal Departments of Labor, state and local human rights agencies, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. Mr. Paindiris assists employers in complying with the challenging array of federal and state laws that protect injured and ill employees, the most notable being the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act. He works closely with employers to provide compliance advice and develop programs for disability, leave and absence management.

Desiree Tolbert-Render
AVP, National Technical Compliance & Workers’ Compensation

Desiree R. Tolbert-Render serves as the assistant vice president of national technical compliance and workers’ compensation for Sedgwick. In this important role, Desiree serves customers and consumers by researching and maintaining regulatory tracking to ensure compliance with national workers’ compensation statutes and regulations. Through ongoing communication and training, she also helps ensure Sedgwick colleagues understand their role in complying with statutory and regulatory changes. Desiree has more than 30 years of experience as an insurance professional, with a record of success in the areas of multi-jurisdictional claims handling, management, marketing, and customer service. She holds a certification in workers’ compensation litigation from the WCCP, an associate in claims designation, and an associate in service designation.


This session qualifies for the following CEUs: 1 CLMS, 1 CPDM, 1 PHR, and 1 SHRM. To qualify for CEU credit:

  • You must attend the full duration of the webinar. Following the webinar and once attendance has been confirmed, you will receive an email with CEU reporting information.
  • You must register for and watch the webinar individually. Group participation does not qualify CEU credit.

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.

Registration Fees

Registration Fees
DMEC members Free
Nonmembers $29.99

DMEC members receive free registration for webinars. 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.