The country is experiencing a mental health crisis unlike ever before. It affects all ages, socioeconomic levels and workplaces. Are you prepared to handle an employee’s mental health crisis? For example, what if…
- An employee is frequently absent and not getting her work done. Just when you’re ready to fire her, she confides that she’s struggling with depression. What are your legal obligations?
- You’ve approved an employee with severe anxiety to work partially from home, but he never comes to the office at all. What should you do next?
On the one hand, you don’t want to lose quality employees going through a hard time. On the other, you can’t allow the poor performance of one employee to adversely affect others.
Join us virtually and learn how to create a caring, employee-oriented culture that supports staff while holding them accountable and following the FMLA and ADA.
- Health concerns that fall under the umbrella of “mental health”
- Policies or programs to support employees while minimizing your risk
- Maximizing employee benefits and identifying resources that may already be available to you and your employees
- How to respond to employees who indicate they’re struggling (including the scenarios mentioned above)
- Other legal considerations and protections to keep in mind
Julie McKee – Founding partner, Freeman Martin McKee and FineLine HR Consulting
Julie McKee has worked in a variety of roles throughout her career, including serving as general counsel of a medical device company, Spinal Simplicity LLC; owning a Human Resources Consulting Firm, FBD Consulting, LLC; and achieving equity Partner in a national law firm, now known as Stinson. Julie brings her combined experience from each of these unique positions to advise and counsel clients on a variety of employment-related legal and HR consulting matters.
Julie is an advocate of pro-active HR initiatives to help companies stay ahead of the curve on employment-related matters. She works with clients to develop HR strategies that ensure compliance, while focusing on the importance of people and workplace culture. Julie provides training and workshops to clients across every industry ranging in size from 5 to 5,000+ employees on a wide variety of employment-related topics. She furthered these efforts by authoring the book, “Lifeguard, Babysitter, Executioner: A Real-World Guide to Hiring, Firing & Building a Winning Workforce.”
Julie Athey, J.D. – Director of Compliance, The Miller Group
Julie Athey joined The Miller Group in 2011 and is responsible for the agency’s benefits compliance communications, staff and client training and education, and compliance consulting on a variety of federal and state legal requirements.
Prior to joining The Miller Group, Julie made her mark as the author of many major publication for HR and benefits professionals – including FMLA Compliance: Practical Solutions for HR; Wage and Hour Compliance: Practical Solutions for HR; and several chapters of the manual Benefits Compliance: Strategies for Plans, Programs, & Policies – as well as newsletters on FMLA, ADA, wage and hour, and employee benefits. Julie has developed a number of compliance tools for clients, many of which can be customized based on the specific organization’s circumstances and characteristics. She also practiced law for seven years, during which time she handled employment litigation on behalf of both employers and employees.