2021 FMLA Virtual Master Class: Advanced Skills for Employee Leave Management

June 29 - July 1, 2021 | Virtual

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If you missed our first FMLA Master Class, you’re in luck! The next FMLA Virtual Master Class will take place June 29—July 1, 2021. Join Taylor English’s Raanon Gal, Debora Livesay, and Ann R. Schildhammer for this highly anticipated event!

When President Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (the American Rescue Plan) into law in March 2021, it expanded the qualifying reasons for employee leave and tax credits available to employers for providing paid leave to employees under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).

However, the American Rescue Plan does not require employers to provide paid leave. Leave provisions within the requirements of the FFCRA are strictly voluntary with the benefit of tax credits if leave is provided. As mentioned above, the American Rescue Plan also expands the qualifying reasons for leave under the emergency paid sick leave (EPSL) and the emergency family medical leave act (EFMLA) as well as the amount of available tax credits.

It is important for employers to understand the impacts the American Rescue Plan will have on EPSL, EFMLA, and nondiscrimination provisions. It’s also safe to say that managing leave in the COVID era has come with many challenges.

Employers need to ensure that all HR staff and all managers who deal with employee leave requests are well-versed in the finer details of FMLA-related leave. HR professionals, in particular, should understand who is eligible for leave, how much they’re eligible for, how to track FMLA absences, and how intermittent FMLA leave is managed.

Administering FMLA leave can be made easier if you have a clear procedure that employees understand and can easily utilize when the need for leave arises. Additionally, HR professionals must understand the various forms and deadlines for remaining compliant under the FMLA, in addition to other federal laws like the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and workers’ compensation claims.

Become a master of the FMLA and simplify your leave program after attending our brand new FMLA virtual master class, where you’ll learn:

• How to determine FMLA eligibility quickly and easily,
• What qualifies as a serious health condition,
• Tips and guidance for “gray area” conditions, including multiple concurrent conditions,
• The “do’s and don’ts” of return-to-work certifications,
• Handling suspected FMLA abuse without running afoul of the law,
• How to manage intermittent and reduced-schedule leave,
• How the FMLA and the ADA interact,
• And more!

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Agenda At A Glance

Tuesday, June 29, 2021
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EST
FMLA Eligibility: Getting It Right
2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EST
30-Minute Break
2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST
Managing Serious Health Conditions and Medical Certifications
4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST
Live Q&A
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EST
Meeting FMLA Deadlines: Notification, Curbing Abuse, and Preventing Claims
2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EST
30-Minute Break
2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. EST
Mastering the Tough FMLA Issues
4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST
Final Questions and Closing for Day 2
Thursday, July 1, 2021
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST
All Together Now: Coordinating FMLA with ADA, Workers' Comp, and State Family Leave Laws
1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. EST
Applying Your Knowledge: Reduced-Schedule Leave, Holidays and Shutdowns, and Medical Certifications
1:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EST
15-Minute Break
2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. EST
Applying Your Knowledge: Intermittent Leave, Discipling and Termination, and Return-to-Work
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST
Closing for Day 3