Cognitive Conversations: Leave Laws and Mental Health—Doing It Right | Sessions

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Cognitive Conversations: Leave Laws and Mental Health—Doing It Right
In-Person Saturday 09/11/2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM   Add to calendar

Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral), People (Technical), Workplace (Technical)
Workplace Application:
Attendees will gain a better understanding of leave laws and their impact on mental health. 

Do you feel stressed? Is someone you know having difficulty dealing with certain emotional situations? Do you have employees who look perfectly fine but assert a mental illness? For years, mental illness was the silent issue that employers never discussed. Then the COVID-19 pandemic struck, and, in the midst of lockdowns and unprecedented actions by governments around the globe, mental health emerged as a concern that employers could no longer avoid. In this timely session, we will explore the ADA, the FMLA and related leave laws that impact mental health issues in the workplace, including how to properly address potential concerns. We’ll even review a case or two and provide best practices for the non-medically trained professionals in every organization, providing attendees with a path to consider when evaluating their own cognitive conversations.

Learning Objectives:

  • Hear the latest impactful court decisions in employment leave law.
  • Learn how mental health evaluations will change the manner in which HR conducts itself.
  • Discuss the portions of the ADA, the FMLA and related leave laws that impact mental health.
Louis Richard Lessig, SHRM-SCP Photo
Presenter:
Louis Richard Lessig, SHRM-SCP, Partner,
Brown & Connery, LLP