COVID-19 and Leave: Next Steps for Employers


April 15, 2021


Margie Faulk

  03:00 PM ET | 02:00 PM CT | 12:00 PM PT | 90 Minutes

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The Family First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) has expired! Now what? What are the options that employees have since COVID-19 is still with us? What is the impact even the simplest leave requests can be complicated and nuanced, creating 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 applications will be eligible for safeguard under the FMLA, ADA and, as well as State medical leave and other COVID-19 emergency laws. In this webinar we will examine key, hot-button compliance issues and share some best ways for controlling a workforce while staying in compliance during a pandemic.

Unpaid leave and Paid-leave laws are getting complicated. As support grows for (and some business groups push against) a federal law mandating paid family leave and paid sick days, some states, cities, and individual organizations are out in front—adopting measures of their own with COVID-19 still with us. This escalation and mishmash of guidelines can make staying in compliance difficult. This program will recognize they current leave programs and how the state laws integrate or clash.

Areas will be covered during the Session:

  • COVID-19 Now that The Family First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) expired
  • What leave options can employees use during COVID-19
  • Is sick leave the only true leave for employees to use for COVID-19
  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), American with Disabilities Act (ADA), and Workers’ Comp 
  • What is the Role of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) when it comes to COVID-19
  • Understand legal obligations now that FFCRA has expired
  • Analyze available options for COVID-19-related leave
  • Plan for future COVID-19-related leave requests from employees
  • Where FMLA, ADA, and Workers’ Comp overlap, and where/how they differ
  • Can paid leave programs be integrated with current FMLA regulations
  • COVID and ADA considerations
  • Post-FFCRA obligations and considerations
  • Vaccines and the impact within the workplace and what Employers should do to stay safe

Who Will Benefit:

  • All Employers
  • Business Owners
  • Company Leadership
  • Compliance professionals
  • Payroll Administrators
  • HR Professionals
  • Managers/Supervisors
  • Employers in all industries
  • Small Business Owners
  • Large Business Owners