Morgan Lewis

New California Disability and Pregnancy Disability Regulations

  • date(s):

    February 12, 2013

related attorney(s):

Join us for a webinar discussing the important changes in the new regulations as well as recommendations on compliance for California employers. The presenter panel will feature Ann M. Noel, former Executive and Legal Affairs Secretary for the California Fair Employment and Housing Commission and primary drafter of the new regulations.

California employers face additional compliance mandates in 2013 with the state's approval of new disability and pregnancy disability regulations, all of which became effective on December 30, 2012.

Topics covered will include:

  • Expanded definitions of "pregnancy-related conditions," "disability," and "reasonable accommodation"
  • Calculation of pregnancy disability leave period
  • Issues related to notice and medical certification
  • Expanded list of acceptable healthcare providers
  • The interactive process and obligations of both an employer and an employee
  • Standards for determining when a job function is essential
  • Prohibition on use of a "fully healed" return-to-work policy

When:
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
9:30-11:00 am PT | 12:30-2:00 pm ET

Presenters:
Carol R. Freeman
Partner, Morgan Lewis

Melinda S. Riechert
Partner, Morgan Lewis

Ann M. Noel
Former Executive and Legal Affairs Secretary, Fair Employment and Housing Commission

CLE Credit:
CLE credit in FL, IL, NJ, NY, PA, TX, and VA is currently pending approval.

CA MCLE Credit:
This activity has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of one and
a half (1.5) hours of General Education. Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, Provider No. 4730, certifies that these activities conform to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education.