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     1.5 CEUs HRCI |  1.5 PDCs SHRM APPROVED

In this webinar, we will discuss developments related to paid sick leave and paid family leave and how they may affect your daily operations and workplace policies, and some recommendations for managing the different leaves.

We will cover an employer’s key obligations with respect to paid family leave and sick leave in each of the States providing for such leave.

The laws are changing rapidly. For example, since 2018, New York, Oregon, Colorado, and Washington are just some states that have passed new, more generous family medical leave laws and/or amendments. We will also discuss changes to existing family and sick leave laws as applicable, in the different states.

Session Highlights:

Areas to be covered include, without limitation:

  • Where paid sick and family leave laws have passed or are being considered across the country
  • Requirements concerning carryover and notice/posting requirements
  • PTO recommended practices on tricky issues, including partial-day absences, use of accrued PTO during furloughs, a “use it or lose it” policy and structuring your PTO bank
  • Combining PTO leave with protected leave under FMLA – the when and how to do it;
  • What you need to know before changing PTO accrual rates
  • Cashing out unused time — PTO counts as a wage under state law
  • PTO and the exempt employee: When you can dock their pay without jeopardizing the exemption

Why You Should Attend:

Paid Family Leave and Paid Sick Leave has gained momentum in many States and localities. Many of these laws impose obligations well beyond those imposed by the federal Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). For those of you with employees in more than one State, the myriad of obligations increases exponentially—especially since the COVID pandemic. This webinar will provide an overview of those States that have passed Paid Family Leave and Paid Sick Leave laws and their key components.

Do you offer paid family medical leave to your employees?

Currently, approximately 13 states, plus the District of Columbia, have passed Paid Family Medical Leave Laws

Most states and over twenty localities have paid/earned sick/safe leave laws on their books – and that number is growing – so soon you may not have a choice.

Now is the time to anticipate the changes that you might need to make to your existing policies to either comply with laws already in your jurisdiction or to get ahead of your obligations if paid sick and family medical leave does come to your jurisdiction

Who Should Attend:

  • Business owners
  • CEO’s
  • Senior Managers
  • All managers,
  • R. Professionals at all levels
  • In—House Counsel
  • Employment Counsel
  • Leave Administrators
  • Benefits Administrators
  • CFO’s
  • Controllers

Note: You will get access to the Recording link and E-Transcript; in your account and at your registered email address.

Janette Levey Frisch, Founder of The EmpLAWyerologist Firm, has over 20 years of legal experience, more than 10 of which she has spent in Employment Law. It was during her tenure as sole in-house counsel for a mid-size staffing company headquartered in Central New Jersey, with operations all over the continental US, that she truly developed her passion for Employment Law.

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