2021 Regional Compliance Webinar: Midwest Region Update

Jennifer NelsonRegional Compliance, Webinars

Tuesday, Oct. 26

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 employers who might be struggling to keep up with the changes impacting their organizations. Each session in this four-part series focuses on a different region of the United States — bringing you the latest developments in circuit court decisions, legislative updates, leave and acommodation guidance, and other critical compliance news. Our compliance presenters will bring key information to keep your absence and disability management programs compliant.

This webinar will cover content specific to the Midwestern region of the United States: Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Missouri, Arkansas, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa, Kentucky, and Tennessee (6th, 7th, and 8th 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 Midwestern U.S.
  • Review recent circuit court decisions that impact disability and absence management under the jurisdiction of the 6th, 7th, and 8th circuit courts.
  • Gain a practical understanding of how the various disability and leave management laws work together throughout the Midwestern U.S.

Presenters

Patricia Anderson Pryor
Principal & Office Litigation Manager
Jackson Lewis PC

Patricia Anderson Pryor is a principal and litigation manager of the Cincinnati, Ohio, and Louisville, Kentucky offices of Jackson Lewis P.C. She is an experienced litigator in both state and federal courts, representing and defending employers in nearly every form of employment litigation, including class actions. Patty represents and advises employers in federal and state administrative proceedings, in all forms of dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration, and in managing all aspects of the employment relationship. She has represented employers before the EEOC, the DOL, the DOJ, OSHA, the OFCCP, and the NLRB, in addition to various state agencies. Patty also works with employers to avoid litigation by developing effective policies and practices, including harassment policies, social media policies, FMLA practices, attendance programs, affirmative action programs, and wellness plans. 

Katharine Weber
Principal
Jackson Lewis PC

Katharine Weber is a principal in the Cincinnati, Ohio, office of Jackson Lewis PC, and co-leader of the firm's disability, leave, and health management (DLHM) practice group. Katharine has experience litigating wrongful discharge cases, managing discrimination cases, negotiating collective bargaining agreements, representing employers before the EEOC, and other federal, Ohio, and Kentucky agencies. Katharine regularly advises clients on wage and hour issues. Over the past five years she has served as lead counsel on various wage and hour class and collective actions filed in both Ohio and Kentucky involving claims of misclassification, off the clock work, and other violations for which the plaintiffs claimed to be owed substantial overtime. Additionally, Katharine is extremely knowledgeable in the area of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act, and brings sophisticated, yet easy to understand advice on handling and defending against sexual harassment claims.

CEUs

This session qualifies for the following CEUs: 1 ADMS, 1 CDMS, 1 CLMS, 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 for 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.

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