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Returning Employees to Work; Managing the Interactive Leave Process

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Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

355 E Erie Street

10th Floor - Auditorium A & B

Chicago, IL 60611

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The interactive process is a unique feature of the ADA, and allows (and requires) an employer and employee to determine if an employee has a disability and whether there are reasonable accommodations that will allow the employee to perform the essential functions of his or her job . It is a meaningful dialogue between an employee and his or her supervisor, human resource representative or ADA Coordinator to achieve a common goal. The facilitated panel will discuss methods for using the interactive process to effectively return employees to work, which often has the additional benefit of improving productivity and morale across an organization, and allows an organization to retain highly talented and experienced employees. Examples of effective return-to-work strategies include offering the opportunity to work part time, telecommuting, modifying work duties, modifying schedules, and implementing reasonable accommodations to provide employees with the tools and resources they need to carry out their responsibilities.

If you would like to learn more about the Interactive Process or simply would appreciate engaging in an informal dialogue with other human resource professionals to learn more, we would encourage you to attend this breakfast panel.

The panel will be facilitated by David Rowland.

Dave Rowland is a partner in the Labor and Employment Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Chicago office. Mr. Rowland litigates labor and employment disputes in federal and state courts and in administrative agencies across the country. He also devotes a significant portion of his practice to advising clients on compliance with federal and state employment laws, with a particular focus on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

In his litigation practice, Mr. Rowland specializes in handling complex discrimination and executive-level employment cases. Many of Mr. Rowland's cases arise out of employment agreements and he has successfully tried high-stakes cases in arbitrations for Fortune 100 clients. He also has significant experience in handling matters brought directly by the EEOC and in negotiating conciliation agreements with the EEOC.

Mr. Rowland also serves as a consultant to employers with enhancing their disability diversity inclusion programs and related corporate social responsibility efforts specifically targeted to their culture and goals. In this regard, Mr. Rowland collaborates with Seyfarth Shaw at Work, Seyfarth’s premier training subsidiary, to deliver practical advice and training to help employers both achieve and move beyond compliance with the ADA.

Panelist include:

Jean Lacey Maglio is a Senior Vice President at Northern Trust. She serves as the manager for Employee Relations, North America. Prior to working in Employee Relations, she served as a Senior Human Resources Consultant in the Corporate and Institutional Services and Operations and Technology business units. Prior to that, she managed the Trust and Financial Services Training Division where she was responsible for the Intern Program, the Rotational Development Program, Teller Training and the Banker Training Program.

She was certified as a Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR) in December, 2014 and received her Society for Human Resource Management- Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) in February, 2015. Jean is a member of the Human Resources Management Association of Chicago and the Society for Human Resource Management.

Damone Williams

Damone Williams is the Employee Service Center Administrative Supervisor for Family Medical and Occupational Leaves: with United Airlines. Damone was nominated for United 1 Million Reward/Employee of the Month and recognized for “Outstanding Performance” as Supervisor Administrator for most calls taken for the year (over 1,800).

In addition to his professional career, Damone spent several months at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab in 1994 following a car accident and knows first hand about the importance of the interacticve process in a persons return to work.

Jessica Huerta, MS CRC LCPC

Jessica is a rehabilitation counselor who has worked at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab for two years. Jessica assists clients who are returning to work following an illness or injury and also helps clients who are unemployed or underemployed find new jobs. In her role, she facilitates the return to work process by communicating with her clients employer and short and long term disability providers.

Andrea Krzysko

Andrea is a Senior Content Developer who works at Pearson. She is a registered nurse who has provided direct patient care, taught nursing students, dabbled in health care research and in her current role is one of the nurses who writes NCLEX, the exam for nursing licensure. She became a patient at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab after being diagnosed with a degenerative nerve disease and worked with her employer and vocational rehabilitation counselor to develop a plan that included a gradual return to work.

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