Introduction

Even the more simple leave requests can be complex and nuanced, posing challenges to even the most seasoned Leave Administrators. The possibility of costly, drawn-out litigation, only adds to the stress and pressure.. Add to that: most employees making leave requests will be eligible for protection under the FMLA, ADA and, Workers’ Comp, and some remaining implications under the previous and reinstated versions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). In this webinar we will discuss key, hot-button compliance issues and share some Best Practices for managing a workforce while staying in compliance.

This webinar also discusses wage and hour issues under the FLSA that have come into particular focus during the COVID-19 pandemic. For example, many employees are teleworking now. For those who are not overtime-exempt, how do you keep track of their time? You have to pay for all time worked, but what is “time worked”? That’s enough of a challenge during normal times, but with many employees working off-premises, that’s an even bigger challenge. If an overtime-exempt employee now takes on a non-exempt employee’s duties temporarily, do they lose their exempt status? Do you then have to track their time and pay overtime? What happens during closures and furloughs?

In this webinar, we will cover these and other “hot button” issues triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Area Covered In The Webinar

Areas covered include, without limitation:

  • FMLA, ADA, and Workers’ Comp Basics;
  • Where FMLA, ADA, and Workers’ Comp overlap, and where/how they differ;
  • What it means to be “unable” to work or telework;
  • COVID and ADA considerations;
  • Post-FFCRA obligations and considerations
  • Screening for COVID;
  • Closures, pay deductions and impact on pay for exempt v non-exempt employees;
  • Voluntary or mandatory telework arrangements and wage and hour obligations;
  • Can you require employees to use PTO during closures?
  • Obligations toward employees under government-imposed quarantine;
  • Teleworking and Workers’ Comp
  • Teleworking and OSHA
  • Obligations toward contingent workers (“temps”);
  • And more!

Why should you attend?

COVID has introduced a “New Normal” into all our lives, and into the business world and workplace. Employers have an obligation to provide a safe workplace and to prevent – or at least minimize—the spread of COVID-19. Granting employees leave to deal with COVID-related issues has been shown in studies to slow the spread. Beyond that, however, as with any medical issue, employees are entitled to medical leave under federal (and state) laws.

The pandemic is also triggering requests for reasonable accommodations of disabilities in those who may be particularly vulnerable due to COVID. As if that’s not enough, many employees are working remotely, which produces greater challenges for complying with wage and hour laws.

So, what’s an employer to do? In this 6-hour, virtual seminar, we will discuss these and other issues employers are encountering in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Who Will Benefit

  • HR Directors
  • All HR Practitioners
  • CEO’s
  • Business Owners
  • Senior Managers
  • Leave Administrators
  • Benefits Administrators
  • CFO’s
  • Controllers
  • Payroll/Compensation Officers
  • In-House Counsel

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Janette Levey Frisch, founder of The EmpLAWyerologist Firm, is an employment/HR attorney with over 20 year's legal experience. Ms. Frisch is a legal wellness professional for employment practices and Know More

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