What to Expect When Your Employee Is Expecting: Navigating Pregnancy-Related Issues in California Workplaces

Instructor: Jacquiline M Wagner
Product ID: 704536
  • Duration: 60 Min

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This webinar training course will assist California employers navigate the sometimes turbulent waters of successfully addressing and managing the issues afoot when an employee is expecting. The Instructor will share practical methods of evaluating pregnancy accommodation request, ensuring a pregnant employee receives entitled leave and tips for ensuring a smooth return-to-work.

Why Should You Attend:

California is at the forefront in developing laws which protect the status of pregnant women in the workplace. California law expands further than federal law when it comes to the protection of pregnant women and conditions relating to pregnancy. They have at least four separate pieces of legislation unique to California which address the leave and accommodation needs of pregnant and new mothers.

This course will familiarise the participants all the legal and operational compliance and regulation related to pregnancy.

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

  • Topics to steer clear of during the recruiting phase and beyond;
  • What it means to be "disabled” by pregnancy;
  • Effectively evaluating requests for pregnancy accommodation;
  • Examples of types of potential reasonable accommodations;
  • When to engage in a timely, good-faith interactive process;
  • Required employment notices for pregnant employees;
  • Ensuring a pregnant employee receives entitled leave;
  • Tips for ensuring a smooth return-to-work;
  • Key compliance requirements concerning lactation/milk expression;
  • How to appropriately discipline a pregnant employee or new mom who isn't; meeting performance expectations; and
  • Tips for maintaining smart, defensible documentation that you'll need in the event of a lawsuit.

Who Will Benefit:

  • Human Resources staff and executives,
  • Payroll staff and executives,
  • General Counsel
  • Human Resource Managers
  • Administration
  • Risk Managers
  • Benefit Specialists
  • Supervisors
  • Business Owners
  • General Managers
  • Controllers/ CFOs / Financial Managers

Instructor Profile:

Jacquiline M. Wagner, Esq., is the president of JMW Seminars, LLC - working to improve the performance of employees and supervisors. Ms. Wagner uniquely understands the needs of business owners and employers when it comes to educating employees. For almost twenty years, she has enjoyed the honor of training hundreds of employees and supervisors in an assortment of industries concerning all aspects of employment law.

Stemming from that experience, she has designed a wide array of engaging human resources, employment law, motivational, business acumen, professional development, continuing education and leadership courses and presentations.

In addition to spearheading JMW Seminars, LLC, Ms. Wagner is a principal human resources and continuing education trainer on behalf of the Office of General Counsel for the Los Angeles Unified School District, where she serves as Assistant General Counsel.


Course "What to Expect When Your Employee Is Expecting: Navigating Pregnancy-Related Issues in California Workplaces" has been pre-approved by SHRM as eligible for “1” credits and HRCI as eligible for “1.5” credits towards a participant's recertification upon full completion.
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