Join me for my annual webinar in which I cover the key issues of the day. Unless you prefer to pay me, this webinar comes to you free of charge.

When: Wednesday, December 13, 2023 (12:00 – 1:15 p.m. central time)

Online registration: Click here

This year, we’re talkin’ pregnancy accommodations.

Managing employee accommodation requests is among the most difficult jobs for any HR professional and in-house counsel. The job is even more challenging now, as the recently enacted Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations due to an employee’s limitations associated with pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.

In this complimentary 75-minute webinar, my good friend, Matt Morris, Vice President at FMLASource, and I will tackle the most common and difficult pregnancy accommodation scenarios that employers face and provide practical suggestions on how employers can address these situations.

Through the use of case studies, Matt and I will answer the following:

  • Isn’t the PWFA just another version of the ADA? How are they different?
  • How broad is the PWFA? Does it cover in vitro fertilization and related conditions and treatments outside of pregnancy?
  • How do I communicate with an employee when they request a pregnancy accommodation?
  • When can we place an employee on a leave of absence instead of providing an on-the-job accommodation?
  • When can an employer seek medical documentation to support the need for an accommodation?
  • For how long is a pregnancy accommodation reasonable and required?
  • Does the PWFA require employers to maintain a light duty policy exclusively for pregnant employees?

And of course, there will be plenty of cheesy humor. And we’re writing our annual holiday song right now!

When you register (click here), please pose your most pressing pregnancy accommodation question, and we’ll do our best to cover it during the webinar.

Quick note:  This program has been submitted to the HR Certification Institute and SHRM for review and credit. Continuing Legal Education credit also will be available to attorneys attending the program.

We look forward to hosting you!