Returning Veterans with Disabilities: Update on opportunities, challenges and dilemmas (VEVRAA, FMLA, etc.)
On Tuesday, November 11, 2014, we will celebrate Veterans Day. To commemorate the contribution of the men and women who have served our country, this webinar focuses on creating workplace cultures, policies and practices that are effective for transitioning veterans, including veterans with disabilities. We will provide an overview of the employment situation of veterans with disabilities, focusing on emerging laws in this area and on the experiences of veterans with disabilities as they transition to the civilian workforce. The session will be co-facilitated by Edgar Johnson, a talent acquisition professional at Cornell University who is himself a veteran. Edgar will focus on effective strategies to recruit and retain veterans and veterans with disabilities. Finally, we will consider the human perspective. How can employers create employment policies, practices and cultures that are both effective and that foster a climate of trust for the many veterans who will be returning to our workplaces?