2022 Regional Compliance Webinar: Northeast Region Update

Jai HookerRegional Compliance, Webinars

Thursday, Oct. 20

9:00 am PT | 12:00 pm ET

The compliance landscape surrounding absence and disability management is changing at a dizzying pace. DMEC’s annual compliance update webinar series is intended to help employers who might be struggling to keep up with the changes impacting their organizations. Each session in this five-part series focuses on a different region of the United States — bringing you the latest developments in circuit court decisions, legislative updates, leave and accommodation guidance, and other critical compliance news.

This webinar will cover content specific to the northeastern region of the United States: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware (1st, 2nd, and 3rd circuit courts).

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

Learning Objectives

  • Understand recently updated and pending legislation impacting absence and disability management in the northeastern United States.
  • Learn about recent circuit court decisions that impact disability and absence management under the jurisdiction of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd circuit courts.
  • Gain a practical understanding of how the various disability and leave management laws work together throughout the northeastern U.S.


Joseph Lynett
Jackson Lewis, P.C.

Joseph J. Lynett is a principal in the White Plains, New York, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He is co-leader of the Disability, Leave and Health Management (DLHM) practice group and leads the Disability Access and Litigation Compliance (DALC) service group. His practice focuses on assisting employers, businesses, and educational institutions in meeting the legal and practical challenges posed by federal and state laws protecting injured and ill employees, as well as disabled students and members of the public. Joe defends employers, business and educational institutions in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies, including the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, New York State Division of Human Rights, the New York City Commission on Human Rights, and the U.S. Departments of Labor and Education involving claims of disability discrimination arising under federal, state and local law, including Title I and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act, and analogous state and local disability discrimination and public accommodation laws. Maintaining an active counseling practice, Joe provides imaginative and creative solutions to the complex array of workplace disability and health management issues faced by both large and small companies. He counsels clients with the goal of either avoiding litigation entirely or improving outcomes before administrative agencies, courts and juries. A significant amount of Joe’s counseling involves assisting clients in conducting an “individualized assessment” required by a growing number of federal and state laws. These efforts include helping employers effectively communicate with employees and medical providers in an effort to evaluate potential risks to health and safety posed by employee injuries or illnesses. In an area of law in which there often are few bright lines, he attempts to develop practical and constructive solutions.

Jenifer Bologna
Jackson Lewis, P.C.

Jenifer Bologna is a principal in the White Plains, New York, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Jenifer is a member of Jackson Lewis’ Disability, Leave and Health Management group. She specializes in preventative advice and counsel primarily related to disability and leave management issues. Jenifer helps employers navigate the complex and growing body of federal, state and local laws, most notably the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, that impact an employer’s response to employees who are injured or ill, have family care responsibilities or need time to bond with children. In addition, Jenifer regularly assists employers with policy and process development, including absence management and accommodation process improvement strategies. Jenifer’s extensive counseling experience allows her to provide nuanced advice that helps employers effectively respond to the legal and business challenges posed by the varying array of workplace disability, leave and health management issues. Utilizing creative legal strategies and practical advice, Jenifer guides clients through complex disability and leave issues that often demand individualized solutions. Central to Jenifer's advice is the goal of minimizing litigation risk through the implementation of preventative strategies and constructive solutions that aim to balance an employer’s need to conduct business with an employee’s potentially competing medical, family or personal needs.


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.

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Registration Fees

Registration Fees
DMEC members Free
Nonmembers $29.99

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