Under 50 Employees

When confronted with employee medical conditions, employers frequently walk a fine line between compassion and an increasingly complex web of federal and state laws and regulations. Small employers (those with less than 50 employees) often believe that, because the federal Family and Medical Leave Act does not apply to them, they have few legal obligations when it comes to employees’ medical needs and family obligations. Nothing could be farther from the truth!

Though the rules are different for small employers, their application isn’t any less complicated. In this two-part webinar, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of FFCRA, ADA Amendments Act, Workers’ Compensation law, and state sick leave requirements by learning when each law is triggered, how they overlap and best practices for documenting these instances. We will also examine the interplay between the laws referenced above and state requirements such as the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave law. The first session will provide the details of each law/regulation and the various methods for documenting and recording your actions.  The second session will be a Q&A session with two of our HR Professionals.  They’ll be online to answer questions and provide solutions. 

Who Should Attend

HR professionals and managers who are responsible for managing attendance and leave of absences within organizations with less than 50 employees

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the overlapping requirements and responsibilities of the ADAAA, Workers’ Compensation, state sick leave laws, and Massachusetts PFML, and Connecticut Paid Leave
  • Identify when each law is triggered and next steps when more than one law applies
  • Understand the tools and forms necessary to document the need for leave and your actions in applying various regulations
  • Understand and apply compensation and benefit requirements of the law and your policies
  • Understand the actions necessary to bring a regular or extended leave to a conclusion
  • Discuss when employees may be terminated under the various laws

HRCI & SHRM® Credits: 3