2019 Regional Compliance Webinar: Midwest Region Update

Jennifer NelsonRegional Compliance, Webinars

Tuesday, October 29

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 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 comprehensive overview of state worker’s compensation law changes throughout the Midwestern U.S.



Dr. Reema Hammoud, PharmD
Director, Clinical Pharmacy

Reema earned her doctorate of pharmacy from Ferris State University in 2006 and has over ten years of experience as a pharmacist. She is board certified in pharmacotherapy, and has experience working in a multitude of settings including community, hospital, and psychiatric. Reema joined Sedgwick in 2014 and has been active in formulary management, clinical services, and drug utilization management. Along with working as a clinical liaison between clients and pharmacy benefit managers, Reema provides developmental support to the complex pharmacy management team. Reema’s main goal is to work with clients and providers to ensure the best results for the injured worker, utilizing best practices which include the development of weaning protocols that allow providers to discontinue medications in a safe and effective way.

Jeff Nowak, JD
Shareholder, Littler Mendelson, PC

Jeff is widely recognized as one of the nation’s foremost FMLA and ADA experts, regularly counseling clients on compliance with FMLA and ADA regulations, conducting FMLA/ADA audits and training, and successfully litigating FMLA and ADA lawsuits. Jeff is also the author of the highly-regarded FMLA Insights blog, which helps employers administer FMLA leave, and manage the most difficult FMLA issues.

Scotty Benton
VP, Workers’ Compensation Practice

Scotty Benton is the vice president of Sedgwick’s workers’ compensation practice. In this role, he supports workers’ compensation operations by focusing on the continued development of best practices by ensuring that all claims are administered in accordance with best practices and in full compliance with legal, regulatory, and jurisdictional requirements. With nearly 30 years of industry experience, he has spent time working for insurance carriers and third-party administrators. Before entering the insurance industry, Scotty served as a platoon commander in the U.S. Marine Corps. He holds a bachelor’s degree from North Texas State University and the ARM and AIC professional designations.


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.