Employment Program & Reception - New Developments in Accommodating Disabled Workers

Jul
17
2014
Time
Jul 17: 3:30 - 6:00 PM
Event Host
Pierce Atwood LLP
Location
Merrill's Wharf<br>254 Commercial Street<br>Portland, Maine 04101

It was a long and stormy winter.

As you may recall, we made the decision to postpone our March 13 breakfast program on accommodating disabled workers due to a snowy forecast.

The winter is over and summer is upon us.  We need to make up our snow day in July!

In celebration of the long-awaited summer, we will move our last “breakfast seminar” to late afternoon with a beer and wine reception following, hopefully outside on our deck overlooking the City of Portland. The program will start at 3:30 on Thursday, July 17 and we will move to refreshments by 5:00.  Come and join us and stay for some networking and good cheer.    

Overview of Program:



Accommodating employees with physical and mental impairments continues to be one of HR’s greatest challenges.  One reason is that the landscape is often changing.  So it’s important to keep abreast of new developments in areas such as who is a disabled worker, the requirement to provide extended leaves of absence, the prohibition of maximum leave and 100% healed policies, the obligation to provide modified work schedules, modified work stations and preferential parking, the adequacy of the interactive dialogue, interference with employees’ use of prescribed medications, and the appropriate use of medical information. 

Join Meg LePage and Katy Rand for a getting-up-to-date session geared specifically to the impaired worker.

While we certainly prefer to see you in person, we understand that travel and scheduling issues sometimes make attendance difficult. Therefore, this program, like all of our breakfast programs, will be available for participation by web and teleconference.  However, for the summer evening on the rooftop, you will have to show up in person.

Instructions for Joining via Web and Teleconference

    • Click here to join the web conference
    • Sign in as a "Guest"
    • To join the audio line, enter your phone number in the "Connect Audio" pop-up window and click "Connect Me"

Trouble Hearing or Seeing the Presentation? Questions?

Use the "Chat" feature on the left-hand side of the web conference screen to alert us to technical issues. We monitor the chat window throughout the presentation. Please also use the "Chat" feature to submit questions for the presenters.

If you plan to dial-in, please select the RSVP Yes: Webinar option.

If you need to cancel or have any questions, please contact Linda Landry at (207) 791-1144 or llandry@pierceatwood.com.

Parking Information

Pierce Atwood has a handful of visitor parking spots marked "PA Visitor" near the main entrance of the building where you can park; then please proceed to our reception area on the 5th floor. However, if you arrive and find that all of the "PA Visitor" spots are taken, please consider the following options:

    • For garage parking, use the Fore Street Garage located at 427 Fore Street;
    • Fisherman's Wharf, located on the corner of 202 Commercial Street; or
    • On-street, metered parking is also available along Commercial Street.