It’s 2021! Are you ready to manage employee leaves of absence in a new legal landscape? With MA Paid Family Medical Leave now effective and COVID cases still on the rise, join the AIM HR Solutions team to ensure your understanding of reasonable accommodations, nuances of FMLA and PFML, how to manage maternity leave, and any potential new legislation passed by the Biden administration.
- January 27, 2021: ADA and PFML: The Americans with Disabilities Act requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to enable qualified individuals with a disability to perform the essential functions of a job. What qualifies as a disability? What is “reasonable accommodation”? And, what is interactive dialogue? We’ll answer all of these questions and more as we explore the ADA and PFML. You’ll learn what questions you can and cannot ask, what documentation to keep, and how to respond to an employee when an accommodation cannot be provided.
- February 3, 2021: Managing COVID-related Leaves: Is there any financial relief available to employees or employers for COVID-related leaves? Do COVID-related leaves qualify for PFML or FMLA? A lot can happen within the first week of a new presidential administration. Get up-to-date information if/when the Biden administration extends FFCRA or passes other leave-related legislation. In the absence of any new legislation, we’ll discuss how to manage ongoing COVID leave issues.
- February 10, 2021: FMLA and PFML: If you have 50 or more employees and are still trying to figure out the differences between FMLA and PFML, join us for this webinar as we explore the nuances of the two laws. We’ll discuss when the two laws will overlap and when they won’t. We’ll also explore the administration of each law including eligibility, recordkeeping, and when leave is paid or unpaid.
- February 17, 2021: Pregnancy and PFML: Pregnancy-related leaves can fall under a variety of laws including the MA Parental Leave Act, Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, ADA, PFML, and FMLA. Join us to navigate what this means for you and your employees. We’ll explore the difference between bonding and medical leave. We’ll also discuss how to respond to leave requests from both the birthing parent and non-birthing parents.