2020 New York EEOC Technical Assistance Training Seminar - Virtual

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New York District 

NY EEOC Full Day Training Seminar 2020



SEMINAR DATE:  September 24, 2020

TIME: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

LOCATION:  Virtual (Zoom for Government Webinar)

We will offer this seminar for the first time virtually. Get the most up to date information on developments in EEO law, the ADA, Race-related issues, retaliation and much more.



Our Agenda: Americans With Disabilities Act – 30 years later and still important as ever

Presenter: Aaron Konopasky, J.D., Ph.D. Senior Attorney-Advisor, EEOC

This workshop will focus on the workplace rights of individuals who use opioids under the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Topics will include the possibility of disqualification, the illegal use of heroin or prescription opioids, the possibility that lawfully prescribed opioids could lead to a positive result on a drug test, performance and safety, and reasonable accommodations for people who are, or who have been, addicted to opioids. This workshop will also provide an update on recent COVID-19 updates.


What are today’s challenges in the workplace involving race? and highlighting solutions for the future…

Presenter: Kilolo Kijakazi, Institute Fellow, Urban Institute

This panel will discuss issues surrounding race discrimination in the workplace and what is being done to address these issues.


Legal Update

Presenter: Sebastian Riccardi, Trial Attorney, EEOC

This panel will provide a roundup of the most significant employment discrimination decisions by the Federal courts within the last year, with an emphasis on Supreme Court and Second Circuit decisions and how they affect you in the workplace.



Workforce inequity can be reversed: what are the newly defined pathways to equity?

Presenter: Jessica Santos, Ph.D, Lecturer and Scientist, Brandeis University; Raechel Adams, Supervisory Trial Attorney, U.S. EEOC

COVID-19 and our nation's current racial reckoning have exposed many underlying inequalities in our national and local labor markets: Black women are disproportionately overrepresented in the essential workforce, yet they occupy the lower paid and more vulnerable jobs. Jessica Santos will illuminate the patterns of racial segregation and segmentation and indicate how employers, employees, and public sector leaders can begin to create an essential and equitable workforce.




Presenters: Dr. Charles A. Scherbaum, Professor, Baruch College; Daniel Seltzer, Trial Attorney, EEOC

Panelists will focus on recent legal developments, the psychology of retaliation, and how to ensure a retaliation-free workplace.


By registering for a Training Institute event, you agree to all applicable Institute policies.


This training is essential for Human Resource personnel, EEO officers, supervisors & managers, government officials, small business owners, union officials and attorneys. Our agenda was designed to highlight the "hot topics" in EEO law and provide you with the practical solutions for the EEO challenges you face on a day-to-day basis.  Presenters include EEOC experts, Federal Government Experts, Certified HR professionals, defense and plaintiff attorneys, and academics. 


This program has been submitted to the HRCI and SHRM for review and meets the yearly training requirements for federal EEO investigators and counselors. This program meets requirements for CLE credit in New York.


The seminar fee is $250 per day. Register on-line today at www.eeotraining.eeoc.gov.


If you would like further information about the seminar or have questions regarding registration, please contact Outreach & Education Coordinator Michael Rojas at

(929) 506-5331 or michael.rojas@eeoc.gov.


Join us for this must attend training event!!