ADA and Accommodation Lessons Learned: COVID-19 Edition
Date: Tuesday March 9, 2021 (This event is in the past.)
Training Type: Remote Monthly Series Training
One year after the COVID-19 pandemic forced businesses to adopt a new normal, we reflect on the many adjustments made at work to keep everyone, including individuals with disabilities, working. The pandemic situation required employers to abandon a conventional perspective on where, when, and how work is performed and to adopt flexible policies and practices to meet business objectives. This session will offer ADA and job accommodation lessons learned along with practical strategies for engaging in the interactive accommodation process to address evolving workforce needs.
- Tracie DeFreitas , Principal Consultant — ADA Specialist
- Teri Weber, SVP, Spring Consulting Group
Teri Weber, ACI is a Partner with Spring Consulting Group. She has over 10 years of experience in health and welfare plan strategy, design, pricing, and implementation. She also works with absence management programs, including disability, family medical leave and leave of absence tracking. Her areas of expertise have allowed her to work with diverse employers and vendors to streamline processes and programs to meet the needs of insurers, administrators, employers and employees. Teri is on the Board for the New England Employee Benefits Council (NEEBC) and recently served as lead editor for the Disability Management Employer Coalition’s (DMEC) Return to Work Program Manual. Prior to joining Spring, Teri worked with Watson Wyatt, Buck Consultants and AON Consulting. In addition she was an Account Manager with Health Direct, Inc. Teri earned a BS at the University of Connecticut and a MBA at the University of Massachusetts. She holds an ACI designation and is a licensed broker in the states of MA and CT.