Under the Microscope: How the Government Examines Your EEO/ADA Practices

SHRM 2016 Annual Conference & Exposition
You will learn best practices for effective leave and disability management based on recent OFCCP and EEOC enforcement activities.

With recent statutory and regulatory changes, employers are facing greater scrutiny of the impact their employment practices have on individuals with disabilities. Using case scenarios, you will learn whether your employment practices are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. This session will leave you with a better understanding of:

  • How to conduct a mental and physical job qualifications review.
  • How to evaluate personnel processes, including online systems.
  • How to manage performance of an IWD.
  • Processing accommodation requests using an integrated disability management approach. 
  • When and how to request medical documentation.
Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 2:15pm to 3:30pm
Presenter: 

Lynn Clements

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Lynn Clements is Director, Regulatory Affairs at Berkshire Associates Inc. where she oversees all Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) compliance audits on behalf of Berkshire clients and serves as a strategic advisor regarding statutory, regulatory and legal developments in the areas of EEO and Affirmative Action.

She was formerly an Attorney in the Baltimore, Maryland office of Jackson Lewis P.C., focusing her practice on counseling and advising clients on complying with workplace laws, OFCCP and EEO compliance, disability leave management, management training.  She regularly represented employers before federal, state and local government agencies, including in large-scale systemic matters.

Prior to 2009, Clements served in several senior-level policy positions at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).  Clements was a senior policy advisor to the Assistant Secretary for the Employment Standards Administration (ESA) at the DOL. Clements also served as the Acting Director/Deputy Director of the Policy Division of the OFCCP, where she oversaw all policy initiatives, including the OFCCP’s systemic discrimination and compensation audit protocols, and its implementation of the Internet applicant rule and online accessibility requirements.  From 2001-2006, Clements was a senior legal advisor to the Vice Chair and Legal Counsel of the EEOC where she advised agency officials on high-profile policy and enforcement actions, including the agency’s systemic discrimination initiative.  Clements is a regular presenter of management and employee training at all levels of organizations and has testified before Congress regarding EEO issues.

Location: 
Convention Center 151
Amount of Credit: 
1.25
Credit Type: 
SHRM PDCs
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
Competency: 
Consultation
Critical Evaluation
Intended Audience: 
Midlevel
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