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Navigating State And Federal Leave Laws (FMLA, ADA, And The New MA Paid Family And Medical Leave Law)

November 21, 2019 - 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM ET - SHPC Webinar

It seems that every year employers are faced with new requirements related to employee leave entitlements. Understanding these various laws, including how they interact and what they require, is essential for effectively managing the HR function in today’s workplace. This webinar provides an overview of key Massachusetts and federal employee leave laws and discusses their practical implications for employers.

Topics will include:

• Understanding The Family And Medical Leave Act
    o Are You A Covered Employer?
    o Which Employees Are Eligible?
    o Qualifying Conditions
    o Understanding Employee Rights Under The FMLA
    o Reinstatement And Interaction With The ADA
• Understanding The Americans With Disabilities Act
    o Are You A Covered Employer Under The ADA Or A State Law Equivalent?
    o What Does The ADA Require Of An Employer?
    o Understanding The Definitions: Interactive Process, Reasonable Accommodation, Undue         Burden, Major Life Activity And More
• Introducing The New Kid On The Block – Massachusetts Paid Family And Medical Leave Act
    o Payroll Deductions – Variations Based On Employer Size And Workforce Composition
    o Approved Exemptions
    o Notice Requirements – Who Needs To Know What And When?
    o Understanding Employee Rights And Benefits
    o Employer Reporting Requirements
    o Crafting Your PFML Policy
    o Interaction With Other Leave Policies

Who should attend?

• Human Resources Professionals
• In-House Counsel And Business Owners
• All Others Who Manage Employee Leave Requests

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