Paid Family Leave and Paid Sick Leave : A Multi-State Patchwork
Janette Levey Frisch has over 20 years of legal experience, more than 10 of which she has spent in Employment Law. It was during her tenure as sole in-house counsel for a mid-size staffing the company headquartered in Central New Jersey, with operations all over the continental US, that she truly developed her passion for Employment Law. Janette operates under this core belief: It is possible, and it is in an employer’s best interest, to proactively solve workforce challenges before they become problems before they result in lawsuits or steep fines caused by government audits.
works with employers on most employment law issues, acting as the
Employer’s Legal Wellness Professional — to ensure that employers are in
the best position possible to avoid litigation, audits, employee
relations problems, and the attendant, often exorbitant costs. Janette
authors the firm’s weekly blog, where you can read each week, in plain
English (not legalese) about issues impacting employers today. Janette
has written articles on many different employment law issues for many
publications, including EEO Insight, B-Tank, Staffing Industry Review,
@Law, and Chief Legal Officer.
Janette is a
member of the Workplace Violence Prevention Institute, a
multidisciplinary task force dedicated to providing proactive, holistic
solutions to employers serious about promoting workplace safety and
preventing workplace violence. Janette has also spoken and trained on
topics, such as Criminal Background Checks in the Hiring Process, Joint
Employment, Severance Arrangements, Pre-Employment Screening among many,
Paid Family Leave as well as Paid Sick Leave has gained momentum in many States and localities. Many of these laws impose obligations well beyond those imposed by the federal Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). For those of you with employees in more than one State, the myriad of obligations increases exponentially-especially during the time of COVID. This webinar will provide an overview of those States that have passed Paid Family Leave and Paid Sick Leave laws and their key components.
- Where paid sick and family leave laws have passed or are being considered across the country
- Requirements concerning carryover and notice/posting requirements
- PTO recommended practices on tricky issues, including partial-day absences, use of accrued PTO during furloughs, a “use it or lose it” policy, and structuring your PTO bank
- Combining PTO leave with protected leave under FMLA – the when and how to do it
- What you need to know before changing PTO accrual rates
- Cashing out unused time -- PTO counts as a wage under state law
- PTO and the exempt employee: When you can dock their pay without jeopardizing the exemption
- Legal ways to institute caps on vacation banks
Course Level - Intermediate
Who Should Attend
- Business Owners
- Senior Managers
- All Managers
- H.R. Professionals at all levels
- In-House Counsel
- Leave Administrators
- Benefits Administrators
Why Should You Attend
Do you offer paid sick and/or family medical leave to your employees? Currently, eight states, plus the District of Columbia have Paid Family Leave Laws. 13 states, plus the District of Columbia and many localities have paid/earned sick/safe leave laws on their books - and that number is growing - so soon you may not have a choice. Add to that, with COVID-19, employers are dealing with a patchwork of overlapping and at times, seeming conflicting laws—especially those with employees in more than one State!
Now is the time to anticipate the changes that you might need to make to your existing policies if paid sick leave comes to your jurisdiction. In this webinar, we will discuss developments related to paid family and sick leave and how they may affect your daily operations and workplace policies, and some recommendations for administering/managing PTO.