#SHRM18 Speaker Spotlight: James Reidy



The 2018 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition in Chicago is next week and I am so excited to attend my first SHRM Conference. If you, like me, have been preparing your schedule by reading several speaker and vendor interviews from fellow #SHRM18 bloggers, I have a session for you to consider adding to your conference schedule:

I had a chance to speak with James Reidy about his session, “You Want Us To Accommodate What? A Guide to Reasonable Accommodations

Add this one to your schedule for Monday, June 18th at 4pm in Room N227 at #SHRM18.

Jim is a shareholder at Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green, PA. He is a management side employment lawyer who represents organizations ranging from multi-national corporations, to closely-held businesses, to not-for-profit entities and public sector employers. He chairs the firm’s labor and employment group which is recognized as one of New England’s best.

Jim presents seminars on a wide range of employment law topics. He is a workplace law resource for several media outlets including CNN, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Kiplinger, as well as several local media outlets. Jim is also a regular presenter at SHRM’s Annual Legal and Legislative Conference, as well as SHRM’s national conventions.

This is not your typical legal session, Jim has prepared an interactive presentation with active participation (in a game show style format!) where we will share examples of real life experience, lessons learned and successes.

In this session, hear pitfalls employers should avoid in the interactive process and learn what questions NOT to ask, what’s recommended and how to train managers for what to look for how to know when to start the interactive process.

Join us as we exchange stories of success, embarrassing stories and reviewing sample cases in a game show format. We will play “HR What Would You Do?” and evaluate real workplace legal issues from cases involving reasonable accommodations and test our knowledge of the law in addition to our sense of how the case was, or should have been decided, and why. This is a great (low-risk) way for us to test our instincts together and share perspectives and experiences.

The key is walking through many different scenarios, knowing boundaries, common mistakes and how and when, and also what to avoid - because, as we know, real life situations are often more complicated and problematic than textbook scenarios.

This session is sure to be a fun and interactive way to explore workplace accommodations like we never have before. I’m looking forward to learning more about accommodations in the workplace and have added it to my schedule.


Originally posted on LinkedIn.




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