As the world faces this new global pandemic, HR also is faced with new responsibilities to face this health crisis. What do these new laws such as the Family First Coronavirus Response Act and how do they add to and differ from the current FMLA. HR has to get their ducks in a row. Many new laws have been passed and many guidances issued by federal agencies. How do employers comply with the Family First Coronavirus Response Act and provide paid sick leave and paid family leave to employees. Does the Coronavirus constitute a "serious health condition" under the prior FMLA? What are the eligibility requirements under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and who is a "covered employer" under the Act? In addition to new laws, numerous federal agencies have just released guidances on the Coronavirus that HR needs to ensure compliance with. For instance, the EEOC has recently issued a guidance on the Coronavirus and this epidemic and whether employers have to provide employees with the Coronavirus with leaves of absence as a reasonable accommodation under the ADA/ADAAA. OSHA has also just issued a Coronavirus COVID-19 update for employers to ensure that employers understand how best to keep their workplaces safe during this massive health crisis. This webinar will address critical questions for HR such as whether employees who get the Coronavirus at work would be covered by worker’s compensation insurance? What if an employee has been out on FMLA and now wants to end FMLA because everyone is working remotely and they can do that? In addition to these new laws and agency guidelines, HR has to also navigate through state paid sick leave laws and paid family leave laws which makes HR’s job even more difficult.
What You Will Learn in this Webinar
- Important ways that the Families First Coronavirus Response Act differs from the current FMLA
- Providing an Understanding for HR as to when to apply the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and when to Apply the Current FMLA
- How HR Needs to Provide Paid Family Leave and Sick Leave under the FFCRA
- Whether your Organization is a "covered employer" under the FFCRA
- Who is an eligible employee under the FFCRA?
- Understanding the Department of Labor's recently issued Questions and Answers on COVID-19 and the FMLA
- Learn what the EEOC requires to address requests for reasonable accommodations during this global pandemic to comply with the ADA/ADAAA
- Understanding HR’s responsibilities under OSHA’s recent Coronavirus COVID-19 guidance
- Are your employees who get the Coronavirus at work covered by your Worker's Compensation insurance?
- And much more…..