COVID-19 – The New Normal
1:40-2:40 pm ET
Communities and businesses across the country are grappling with unprecedented times as the confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to rise. Employees are worried about their jobs, their families, and their own health and are seeking guidance and reassurance from their employers. Employers are trying to stay informed and understand how to prepare and respond to the late-breaking legislative changes and mandatory precautionary measures.
During a live Q&A session, three experts will answer attendee questions and offer commentary on the expansion of paid time off proposals by the U.S. government and discuss the most current state legislation. They will also share their recent experiences of how employers are supporting employees as they cope with mandatory quarantine, social distancing, school closures, and general fear and uncertainty.
2:40-2:50 pm ET
Creative Strategies for PFML Compliance and Effective RTW
2:50-3:50 pm ET
As more states are legislating paid family and medical leave (PFML), employers will be faced with more employees taking time away from work. During this session, we will address the concerns employers have about employees utilizing PFML. We’ll share tips and strategies to prepare return-to-work (RTW) policies and processes in compliance with these new laws and the ADA, and explore how to foster a supportive RTW environment that returns employees to productivity as swiftly and safely as possible. We will also address parity for employees who are employed in various states which may not have PFML laws passed, and the ongoing need for short-term disability insurance regardless of state plan availability.
3:50-4:00 pm ET
Workshop Wrap-Up: Ask the Experts!
4:00-5:00 pm ET
Wrap up the day with a chance to ask questions of our experts on the topics covered during the day’s workshop sessions.