Managing Leaves of Absence Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic: Guidelines for Administering FMLA and ADA

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    Speaker: Melveen Stevenson
    Date: Wednesday, August 26th
    Time: 01:00 PM EDT | 10:00 AM PDT


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    Duration: 60 Minutes
    Product Code: 51355
    Level: Beginner

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OVERVIEW

Managing leaves of absence under the major federal mandates can be confusing. Some employers with good intentions will administer both leaves by using the same forms, overlap the requirements, and consolidate the processes.

However, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) need to be administered using their own separate guidelines. When taken one by one, it’s clear that they are completely different in their own details and requirements and, as a result, must be managed carefully.

If you’re new to the field of leave management – whether you’re in Human Resources or not – or if your company is growing to the 50-employee mark, it’s wise to educate yourself about the FMLA and ADA and familiarize yourself with the details, especially with how they both are to be managed with COVID-19 requirements and safety protocols.

WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND

By preparing yourself ahead of time, you’ll know the requirements of both the FMLA and ADA beforehand as opposed to implementing a plan and delivering on a process as a specific situation comes up. By attending this training session, you’ll have the information you need to build a process for your organization as well as build your own confidence in this area.

This course is especially helpful to the non-HR leader who manages employees and encounters requests for leaves of absence, accommodation, and time off for health reasons.

AREAS COVERED

• Define the coverage, details, and requirements to employers and employees under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
• Describe the coverage, details, and obligations to employers under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
• Leave management in HR and summarizing the situations under which both laws could apply.
• Enumerate guidelines for employers to administer and manage employees using both and/or either types of laws.
• Explain five critical steps to administering FMLA.
• Understand employer obligations and watch-out’s in this era of COVID-19 as they relate to FMLA and ADA.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

The topics of FMLA and ADA became more complicated as the COVID-19 pandemic became a part of our everyday lives. This session will help you understand the leave management in HR, including the requirements of both laws in light of leaves of absence and reasonable accommodation that may or may not be COVID-19 related.

WHO WILL BENEFIT

• HR professionals, all levels
• Leaders, Managers, and Supervisors
• Small- and medium-size business owners

SPEAKER

Years of Experience: 17+ years

Areas of Expertise: Human Resources Operations and Leadership Development

Melveen Stevenson is the CEO and founder of M.S.Elemental, LLC, a human resources and business advisory firm based in Los Angeles, California. As a certified HR professional with a background in accounting and finance, she helps companies to navigate the human resources “jungle” of compliance, human capital, and leadership challenges. By using an encompassing business approach, she helps to strengthen the infrastructure of organizations from the inside out, specifically through leadership development, operations, training, employee engagement, and career coaching.

Over the last 17 years, Melveen has held leadership positions in human resources operations, supply chain, and talent management at international companies in food manufacturing, medical devices, and consumer products. She has also worked internationally.

Melveen began her career in accounting and international banking. With an inspired desire to support and drive organizational success through human capital, she redirected her career and obtained her MBA at Michigan State University’s Eli Broad Graduate School of Management.

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