2024 DMEC FMLA/ADA Employer Compliance Conference

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Monday | March 25

General Sessions
9:30-10:30 am Keynote: The Cost of Culture
11:00 am-12:00 pm Pregnant Workers’ Fairness Act (PWFA): A View From the Top [expand] [/expand]
Concurrent Sessions
1:30-2:30 pm 1A. Can-U-SERRA?
1B. State Your Leave: A Case Study Expedition Through Multiple States  [expand] [/expand]
1C. Don’t Set it and Forget It: The Ongoing Interactive Process  [expand] [/expand]
3:00-4:00 pm But My Disability Made Me Do It!
4:00-5:00 pm Compliant and Caring: Are Both Possible?

Tuesday | March 26

General Sessions
8:00-9:00 am EEOC Priorities and Updates: What You Need to Know to Comply with Employment Opportunity Laws [expand] [/expand]
9:30-10:30 am Insights from the DOL and EEOC: Current FMLA and ADA Challenges [expand] [/expand]
10:30-11:30 am FMLA & ADA: Year in Review
Concurrent Sessions
1:00-2:00 pm 2A. Comparing PFL and PFML Mandates to Untangle the Patchwork
2B. Policy Matters! Practical Strategies for Creating (or Revamping) Paid Company Leave Policies [expand] [/expand]
Quick-Dive Sessions
1:00-1:25 pm 2C. How Workforce Flexibility Translates to Absence Management Success
1:35-2:00 pm 2D. Managing the ADA in a Post-COVID World
Bonus Education
2:45-3:45 pm 3A. Supporting Employees During Pregnancy and Childbirth
Concurrent Sessions
4:00-5:00 pm 4A. Safe Leave Laws: What You Need to Know [expand] [/expand]
4B. How to Evaluate and Mature Your Leave Program
4C. We Goofed; Now What? An FMLA Tale

Wednesday | March 27

General Sessions
8:00-9:00 am Sixty Minutes: DOL Headlines  [expand] [/expand]
9:30-10:30 am The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the ADA Interactive Process
Concurrent Sessions
10:30-11:30 am 5A. Navigating the Bermuda Triangle of FMLA Eligibility [expand] [/expand]
5B. Workplace Religious Accommodation Requests: What You Need to Know
5C. Collaborative Compliance: Working with Collective Bargaining Agreements
Concurrent Sessions
1:00-2:00 pm 6A. Name That Law: What to Do When a Leave Is Covered By More Than One Law
6B. How to Manage an Uncooperative Employee under the ADA
Quick-Dive Sessions
1:00-1:25 pm 6C. File a Claim or Call the Game?
1:35-2:00 pm 6D. Managing Risk Like an Absence Consultant
Concurrent Sessions
4:00-5:00 pm 7A. Navigating the Leave of Absence Maze with a Remote Workforce
7B. Artificial Intelligence: Implementing AI Workplace Tools in a Sea of Uncertainty
7C. Driving Compliance: How Autokiniton Is Taking the Wheel with Employee Leaves

Thursday | March 28

General Sessions
8:30-9:30 am One Workplace, Many Generations: Compliant Benefits for All [expand] [/expand]
9:45-10:45 am Assessing the Ins & Outs of PFML: When Is a Private Plan the Right Move?
10:45 am-12:00 pm Ask The Experts!