November 18, 2020

Question of the Week: COVID-19 and ADA Reasonable Accommodations – week 8

COVID-19 AND ADA REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS Question of the Week WEEK 8 Question: We didn’t require medical documentation earlier this year for many employees to work from […]
November 3, 2020

CDC Updates “At Increased Risk” and “Might Be at Increased Risk” Lists

COVID ADA Disability Compliance Update CDC Updates “At Increased Risk” and “Might Be at Increased Risk” Lists Understanding CDC Guidelines in the Context of Reasonable Accommodation […]
October 7, 2020

Question of the Week: COVID-19 and ADA Reasonable Accommodations – week 7

COVID-19 AND ADA REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS Question of the Week WEEK 7 Question: How do we encourage employees to return to the office/workplace?  Answer: Have a call-back […]
October 1, 2020

5 Reasons to Use a Third-Party Investigator

5 Reasons to Use a Third-Party Investigator Building Trust, Collecting Impartial Facts and Saving Your Organization Time Amongst Highest Reasons to Use a Third-Party for Workplace […]
September 29, 2020

Question of the Week: COVID-19 and ADA Reasonable Accommodations – week 6

COVID-19 AND ADA REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS Question of the Week WEEK 6 Question: We are getting so many requests, how do we handle them all? Answer: First, […]
September 25, 2020

Shaw HR Consulting Donates $5,000 to the National Federation of the Blind

Shaw HR Consulting Donates $5,000 to the National Federation of the Blind Monies to go toward Braille Education and upcoming 2020 National Federation of the Blind […]
September 24, 2020

New California Law Expands CFRA

New California Law Expands CFRA HR Professionals should take note of significant changes — Covered family members now include adult children, grandparent, grandchild, and sibling — Lowers […]
September 17, 2020

Question of the Week: COVID-19 and ADA Reasonable Accommodations – week 5

COVID-19 AND ADA REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS Question of the Week WEEK 5 Question: An employee has brought a medical note stating they cannot wear a mask.  Now […]
September 8, 2020

Question of the Week: COVID-19 and ADA Reasonable Accommodations – week 4

COVID-19 AND ADA REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS Question of the Week WEEK 4 Question: If an employee with an underlying health condition is afraid to come to work, […]
August 31, 2020

Question of the Week: COVID-19 and ADA Reasonable Accommodations – week 3

COVID-19 AND ADA REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS Question of the Week WEEK 3 Question: Can an employer require an employee to provide documentation to support a request to […]
August 17, 2020

Question of the Week: COVID-19 and ADA Reasonable Accommodations – week 2

COVID-19 AND ADA REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS Question of the Week WEEK 2   QUESTION: If we decide we can accommodate employees to work from home because of […]
August 10, 2020

CDC Changes Definition of Individuals “At Increased Risk” for Severe Illness from COVID-19

CDC Changes Definition of Individuals “At Increased Risk” for Severe Illness from COVID-19 Shaw HRC Alters COVID-19 ADA Disability Compliance Program Based on CDC Changes Made […]
August 3, 2020

Introducing Angel Ho, Esq., Facilitator & HR Investigator

Shaw HR Consulting Announces Addition of Angel Ho, Esq. Experienced Interactive Process Facilitator & HR Investigator   Meeting Facilitator Angel serves as an ADA/FEHA interactive process meeting […]
July 29, 2020

Question of the Week: COVID-19 and ADA Reasonable Accommodations – week 1

COVID-19 and ADA Reasonable Accommodations Question of the Week week 1   Question: A  teacher has submitted a doctor’s note stating they have a medical need […]
June 29, 2020

Shaw HRC COVID-19 Disability Compliance Materials Are Ready for Download

– ready for download – Shaw HR Consulting COVID-19 Disability Compliance Program Materials Materials are Being Offered For Free Program Assists with: Managing Requests to Work […]
June 23, 2020

Shaw HR Consulting Announces New COVID-19 Disability Compliance Programming

Shaw HR Consulting Announces New COVID-19 Disability Compliance Programming Materials Will be Offered for Free Program Assists with: Managing Requests to Work from Home When Employers […]
March 26, 2020

Shaw Participates in CalGovHR COVID-19 Educational Series 

Shaw Participates in CalGovHR COVID-19 Educational Series Series includes Town Hall Meetings and Webinar Series on Topics Including Labor Relations, Mental Health, Workplace Exposure Issues and […]
February 25, 2020

How to Increase the Impact of Your EAP

How to Increase the Impact of Your EAP By Rachel Shaw @Work Magazine The World Health Organization (WHO) reports depression alone is the leading cause of […]
February 11, 2020

Leave Management Challenges: FMLA or the “Friday, Monday Leave Act”

Leave Management Challenges FMLA or the “Friday, Monday Leave Act” By Rachel Shaw HR Magazine Excessive and fraudulent leave matters are some of the most challenging […]
February 4, 2020

The Disability Interactive Process: Know Your Triggers

Know Your Triggers: The Disability Interactive Process By Rachel Shaw @Work Magazine  Employers are fielding an increasing number of requests for accommodation under the Americans with […]
January 23, 2020

Hurry seats are filling up fast! 2-day ADA Training this March in Oakland

Hurry, Seats are Filling Up Quickly! Sign up now for most informative, comprehensive and entertaining training on ADA Disability Compliance in the nation  2-Day ADA Training […]
January 6, 2020

What to do When the Disability Interactive Process Isn’t So … Interactive

Now What?  When an Employee Doesn’t Participate in the Interactive Process Strategies to Move the Interactive Process Forward and Show Good-Faith The ADA/ADAAA mandates employers “must […]
December 11, 2019

Attorneys Earn 10 MCLE Credits @ ADA Training

Attorneys Earn 10 MCLE Credits at upcoming ADA Training ——————————— Mar. 31 – Apr. 1, 2020 Oakland, Calif. ——————————— Shaw HR Consulting, Inc. is approved by […]
November 30, 2019

Mental Health & The Stressed Out Worker

Read “Mental Health & the Stressed Out Worker” in @Work Magazine Article Outlines How to Know if You’ve Been Triggered to Start the ADA Interactive Process […]
November 19, 2019

Register in November to Save on 2-Day ADA Training

Register in November to Save $649 for a full two days of training (breakfast and lunch included) $699 after Nov. 30, 2020   2-Day ADA Training […]
October 21, 2019

New Law Extends Time to File Discrimination Suit

AB 9 Triples Time for Employees to File a Discrimination Charge What is AB 9 and Why it Matters to Employers and the Future of Disability […]
October 1, 2019

The ROI of a Disability Compliance Program

How a Disability Compliance Program can Generate Real $$ Savings Come to Rachel’s Training on Oct. 17th in Long Beach and Bring Your Leadership Sponsored by […]
September 19, 2019

Shaw Trainings Now Eligible for MCLE Professional Credit

State Bar of California Approves Shaw HR Consulting to Offer MCLE Credit for its ADA/FEHA Disability Compliance Training Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) Required of All […]
August 12, 2019

Combating Leave Abuse

Leave Management:  Fighting Against Absenteeism and Misuse of Leave Rachel’s new article in @Work Magazine discusses how to manage leave in your organization when you believe […]
July 1, 2019

Doing More Than Just Surviving: Using CPR to Thrive When Managing Difficult HR Matters

Doing More Than Just Surviving HR Do you find yourself getting frustrated — feeling limited in what you can do as an HR professional? Does it […]
June 18, 2019

2-Day ADA Training: Book/Register Now Before the Fiscal Year Ends

2-Day ADA Training September 17-18, 2019 Oakland, CA You won’t want to miss these highly anticipated full-day training sessions. Spend 2 days with Rachel and you […]
June 3, 2019

3 Technologies to Make Your Disability Compliance Program Stronger

Make a Difference in Your Disability Compliance Program with Technology Read Rachel’s column in @Work Magazine about how you can change the way you manage your […]
May 23, 2019

Essential Functions – Build your EFPA® Bank Now

Essential Functions Job Analysis documents capture the physical, mental and emotional demands of a position. Use it to evaluate medical work restrictions in Workers’ Compensation claims and […]
April 30, 2019

Cover Story: Mental Health in the Workplace in this Issue of HR Pulse Magazine

Article on Managing Mental Health in the Workplace Featured in Spring Issue of HR Pulse Magazine Cover Story Outlines How to Support Your Workforce While Still […]
April 23, 2019

Only One Week Left to SAVE – Register now: 2-Day ADA Training Sept. 17-18

2-Day ADA Training  |  Sept. 17-18, 2019  |  Oakland, Calif.  ENDS THIS WEEK Don’t miss these full-day training sessions.  Leave feeling empowered, entertained and equipped with […]
March 19, 2019

Discipline vs. Discipline and the Interactive Process, A Two-Part Article

The Disability Interactive Process: Discipline Versus Disability Two-Part Article in @Work Magazine When employees link performance issues to a claimed disability whether at the start or […]
March 4, 2019

New ADA Training Announced – Oakland, Sept. 17-18, 2019

Shaw HR Consulting Adds Brand New Two-Day ADA Training Oakland, Sept. 17-18, 2019 Shaw HR Consulting is pleased to bring you the Essential ADA compliance training. […]
February 26, 2019

Where to See Rachel in March

Find Rachel in the Bay Area in March ADA/FEHA Training in Advanced Topics Join Rachel and Shaw HR Consulting at HR West 2019 on March 11th […]
February 4, 2019

New EFPA® Consultant at Shaw HR Consulting

Shaw HR Consulting Adds Matthew McSorley to EFPA® Team Essential Functions Position Analysis® (EFPA) – The Key to Documenting Physical, Mental & Emotional Demands of a […]
December 6, 2018

Rachel Shaw Chosen to Speak at HR West 2019

November 14, 2018

New 2-Day ADA/FEHA Training in Orange County – Feb. 4 & 5

New 2-Day Shaw HR Consulting ADA/FEHA Training Feb. 4 & 5, 2019 Costa Mesa/Newport Beach Day 1 – Essential ADA Compliance Training This session is critical […]
October 10, 2018

HR News Magazine Article on the Interactive Process and the Stressed Out Worker

Read Rachel’s article in HR News Magazine on the effects of stress in the workplace Across the country, organizations are experiencing a rise in accommodation requests, […]
September 19, 2018

Read Two-Part Piece on Psychological Disabilities in recent @Work Magazine

Rachel Writes Two-Part piece on Psychological Disabilities in the workplace for @Work Magazine.  Work is stressful, but how do you know if mental illness is at […]
September 11, 2018

Shaw HR Consulting September Training

August 14, 2018

Don’t Miss Rachel’s Talk on Mental Health Aug. 28th in Long Beach

Learn 3 Ways to Positively Address Mental Health Issues in the Workplace See Rachel’s Talk at the PIHRA California HR Conference ——————— August 28th 3:40 – 3:55 […]
August 9, 2018

The Disabled Workforce recognized as finalist in 20th Annual Foreword INDIES Book of Year Awards

Third National Accolade for Rachel’s Premier Book The Disabled Workforce: What the ADA Never Anticipated has been recognized as a finalist in the 20th annual Foreword […]
July 23, 2018

Last Week to Save on Registration for ADA/FEHA Training

Early Bird Registration Ends in ONE Week Sign up now for ADA/FEHA Training available in Northern and Southern California Learn how to manage work place accommodations, […]
July 2, 2018

Adding Transparency with the Interactive Process

June 5, 2018

Awards Judge Calls The Disabled Workforce “Thought provoking” and “Engrossing”

Awards Judge Calls The Disabled Workforce “Though provoking” and “Engrossing” Rates book as “Outstanding” for voice, pacing and appeal Recently, a judge for the 25th Annual […]
May 23, 2018

When to Do an FFD Exam and Examples

When to Employ a Fitness for Duty (FFD) Exam and Examples Learn about when you should — and shouldn’t — be doing an FFD Exam, and […]
May 15, 2018

New Advanced ADA/FEHA Training Announced

April 27, 2018

Registration Open for New September Trainings

April 24, 2018

Shaw’s Book Wins Accolades from Reader Views

April 11, 2018

The Disabled Workforce Named Finalist in 20th Annual Foreword INDIES Book of Year Awards

March 22, 2018

Fitness for Duty Exams Explained in New @Work Magazine Article

Fit for Duty Exams Explained in New  Magazine Article Rachel explains the often confusing process of how and when to use Fitness for Duty Examinations in […]
March 5, 2018

Shaw Named Finalist in 2017 Best Book Awards

February 26, 2018

2 Days Left to Save on NCCIPMA-HR Conference

Rachel to speak on Mar. 15 & 16 on a wide variety of topics including: ADA/FEHA Reasonable Accommodations Combatting Leave Abuse Issues Discipline and the Interactive […]
February 4, 2018

@Work Magazine Article on How to Get Clear Medical Information

January 20, 2018

Shaw Approved to Offer SHRM Professional Development Credits (PDCs)

January 10, 2018

Where to See Rachel Train in February

Where to See Rachel Train in February Rachel will be appearing live in two places in February training on ADA Disability Compliance tackling issues including leave […]
October 31, 2017

Rachel’s Article on the Disability Interactive Process & Discipline in HR West Magazine

  The Disability Interactive Process: Where Disability & Discipline Meet “My disability made me do it.” Little can be more frustrating than when an employee makes […]
October 31, 2017

CPR for a Healthier ADA Compliance Process

CPR For a Healthier ADA Compliance Process Resuscitating Your Medical Documentation Methodology By Rachel Shaw HR Pulse Magazine, Fall 2017 Complying with the complexities of the […]
October 31, 2017

Shaw Wins Silver Medal for Debut Book “The Disabled Workforce”

Focused on Helping Employers Manage Reasonable Accommodation Requests, Book Continues to Impress Industry Experts Newbury Park, Calif. (August 21, 2017) The North American Book Awards (NABA) announced […]
October 31, 2017

“The Disabled Workforce,” By Rachel Shaw Receives High Praise from Kirkus Reviews

Rave reviews of the new book by Rachel Shaw, “The Disabled Workforce: What the ADA Never Anticipated” continue to roll in. The book focuses on how […]
July 24, 2017

Article by Rachel in HR News Magazine on Obtaining Clear Medical Information

Getting the Right Medical Information Right at the Intersection of Performance and Disability By Rachel Shaw HR News Magazine Many of us have been there. We […]
July 24, 2017

Rachel pens article for HRMorning.com on Managing Psychological Disabilities

Expert’s 4-step process for managing employees with psychological disabilities By Rachel Shaw For HRMorning.com   When it comes to accommodating psychological disabilities, most employers will agree few […]
April 17, 2017

ShawHRC Book Launch Press Release

NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON FOR PURCHASE THE DISABLED WORKFORCE: WHAT THE ADA NEVER ANTICIPATED BY RACHEL SHAW New Book is a Practical How-to Guide Aimed at […]
March 22, 2017

California Education Code Employers & the 39-Month Reemployment List

Help for our school districts. This is a post for all of our school districts, and all our other public entities that have a June 30 […]
March 22, 2017

California Disability Law in the Workplace: Understanding FEHA & ADA

It’s a fact: Disability Law can be confusing. Take that statement and multiple it by a factor of 10 if you are an employer in California. […]
March 22, 2017

Trigger # 2 – Perception of Disability / Regarded as Disabled

Simply perceiving someone to have a disability does not necessarily require you begin the interactive process. It’s only if you perceive someone has a disability, whether […]
March 22, 2017

The Friday, Monday Leave Act (FMLA): Leave Use and Abuse Frustrations

Almost weekly we have a client forward a screen shot of one of their employee’s Facebook page. The picture is usually of someone riding a roller […]
March 22, 2017

What Triggers the Disability Interactive Process?

Following rules is easy. It’s understanding the complicated laws behind them that gets tricky. Just ask any employer or HR manager trying to make sense of, […]
March 22, 2017

The Undesirable Accommodation: Work-From-Home Accommodation

Some accommodations – regardless if they would be deemed reasonable or not – are just down-right undesirable for employers. As an employer, you are not required […]