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The following information is from the completed 2021 event. Please check back in the fall for details on next year. 

Maine HR Convention: May 10 – 12, 2022


Workshop B: Unscrambling Disability Issues in a Covid World

Friday, May 14th, 2021 @ 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Compliance, Your Values, and Business Success

Why you’ll want to participate in this session.The pandemic is calling the ADA into action like never before. In addition to all the normal considerations for hiring processes, disability management, and termination compliance, you now have a medical scenario that impacts every one of your employees, directly or indirectly. Attorney Peter Lowe and Peter FitchHR Director for the Lee Auto Mallswill engage you in conversation about disability issues in 2021, focusing closely on reasonable accommodations, employee fears, and medical confidentiality. How do you handle a clash between business necessity and those accommodation requests? What about medical confidentiality? And what about the vaccine? Lots to discuss here that impacts your entire workforce. 

What’s it all about?   

  • Discover what the EEOC has suggested on a range of Covid issues and how their guidance has played out in the real world. 
  • Walk through exercises focused on reasonable accommodations, medical confidentiality, and health and safety concerns. The goal of these exercises is to ensure that your compliance protocols become operational and your business thrives at the same time. 
  • Learn about best practices and engage in conversationthat will help you deal with the concerns of your workers, customers, and great communities while keeping a keen focus on your organization’s values system at the same time   

Approved for SHRM Credit and HRCI General (HR) Credit.

Program Faculty: Peter Fitch, Peter Lowe