Insights on Returning to Work from the EEOC

Presenters: Janet Dhillon, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; and Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., Alexander Alonso, and Amber Clayton, SHRM

Original program date: June 26, 2020 (available for on-demand viewing through December 2020)

Program length: 60 minutes

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Many employers have launched the process of reopening their workplaces. In doing so, they are encountering unique questions about new forms of ADA accommodations, family obligations, wellness benefits, EEO-1 pay data, workplace bias and more. In this program, SHRM CEO and president Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., will lead a wide-ranging discussion with EEOC Chair Janet Dhillon. They will discuss EEOC guidance on challenges employers are facing as they deal with the impact of the pandemic and bringing employees back to their physical workplaces.

After the conversation with Chair Dhillon, Alexander Alonso, SHRM's chief knowledge officer, and Amber Clayton, director of the SHRM Knowledge Center, will provide answers to questions the SHRM Knowledge Center is fielding from HR professionals as their organizations continue to deal with COVID-19.

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About the presenters: Janet Dhillon is the 16th Chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Prior to joining the EEOC, she practiced law in the private sector for more than 25 years. Previously Dhillon served as executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Burlington Stores, Inc.

Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, is president and CEO of the Society for Human Resource Management. Prior to leading SHRM, he served a two-year term as chair of the SHRM Board of Directors in 2005 and 2006. Taylor is the immediate past president and CEO of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. His career also spans nearly 15 years in the practice of law and HR.

Alexander Alonso, Ph.D., SHRM-SCP, is chief knowledge officer at the Society for Human Resource Management. He leads operations for SHRM's Certified Professional and Senior Certified Professional certifications, research functions and the SHRM HR Knowledge Advisor service.

Amber Clayton, SHRM-SCP, is director of the SHRM HR Knowledge Center. She joined the Knowledge Center team in 2011, after a career in HR leadership positions in the retail and medical sectors.

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This Event Eligible for Recertification CreditRecertification Credit

SHRM Certification has approved this webcast for 1 PDC toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification. A program code will be provided at the end of the webcast. The program also meets recertification credit standards set by the HR Certification Institute and other HR certifying bodies, but candidates must manually enter their activity into their records.


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