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California Paid Family & Sick Leave During the COVID-19 Crisis: The New FFCRA & Leave Administration Best Practices - On-Demand

California Paid Family & Sick Leave During the COVID-19 Crisis: The New FFCRA & Leave Administration Best Practices - On-Demand

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California Paid Family & Sick Leave During the COVID-19 Crisis: The New FFCRA & Leave Administration Best Practices - On-Demand

Webinar now available On-Demand.

WEBINAR SNAPSHOT: Learn how to update policies and leave administration practices to ensure compliance with paid sick leave laws in effect nationwide. 

The state is essentially on lockdown and organizations are understandably struggling to grasp and legally respond to compliance requirements under the newly enacted federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).

The FFCRA builds on an $8.3 billion emergency coronavirus spending package enacted into law on March 6 and deals with the immediate public health crisis the COVID-19 pandemic is causing, including many provisions that will have a direct impact on employers nationwide. These provisions deal with family and medical leave and emergency paid sick leave (as well as unemployment benefits).

Couple this with the fact that California has so many paid sick leave law ordinances at the local level, and the state has its own Paid Family Leave (PFL) and Kin Care laws on the books, and organizations with California-based operations are struggling to make sense of their compliance obligations concerning paid sick and family leave amid the COVID-19 crisis.

Use this on-demand webinar when two California attorneys from Fisher Phillips LLP will show you how to comply with various paid sick and family leave requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic.

After attending this webinar, you’ll be able to:

  • Identify the practical impact the FFCRA could have on paid leave obligations, including how to:
    • Determine employees’ eligibility for protected leave and how much leave they could be entitled to
    • Handle the administration of accrued personal or sick leave during the first 14 days of the FFRCA
    • Navigate medical documentation and employee privacy issues without violating federal law
    • Determine when your mandatory compliance obligations kick in and how long they’ll be in effect
  • Interpret the practical implication of this newly enacted federal emergency paid family leave law with existing obligations under California’s PFL and Kin Care laws
  • Recognize how paid sick and family leave laws generally interact with existing leave laws, such as the FMLA/CFRA and ADA/FEHA when leave is granted as a reasonable accommodation
  • High-risk compliance areas to watch for when responding to requests for paid sick or safe leave, and how not to misstep
  • Determine what qualifies as paid sick time or other protected time off
  • Provide employees with up-to-date information on their rights under the applicable federal and state laws, and how to update your company’s existing sick time and safe time policies
  • Implement a practical approach for updating and administrating your paid sick and family leave policy so you remain vigilant and in compliance with the laws to your particular situation
  • And much more!

About Your Presenters

Miranda Watkins, Esq.Miranda Watkins, Esq.
Fisher Phillips LLP

Miranda Watkins joined the firm's San Diego office as an associate in 2016. She represents national, regional, and local employers in a range of industries, including construction, assisted living facilities, car dealerships, retail, hospitality, education, fitness, staffing companies, railroad and transportation, and aerospace and defense manufacturing.

Watkins litigates various employment claims, including discrimination, leaves of absences, wage and hour, pay equity, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination. She is adept at cost-effective resolution, often resolving cases before a lawsuit is filed. Watkins is also skilled at obtaining case dismissals at the summary judgment stage.

Watkins is passionate about counseling businesses of all sizes on day-to-day employment issues, offering preventative counseling such as handbook and policy advice and drafting, harassment and manager trainings, and workplace investigation counseling to protect employers. Her passion for employer-focused employment law stems from her family owning an oil construction business in Bakersfield, California, restaurants, and assisted living facilities.

Watkins is a frequent lecturer on employment law topics and has presented countless seminars to management, executives, human resource professionals and employer groups on topics including digital addictions, marijuana legalization, pay equity, misclassification issues, arbitration agreements, disability discrimination and reasonable accommodations, leaves of absence, wage and hour issues, workplace investigations, discrimination, and social media and the workplace. She also serves as an Adjunct Professor for San Diego State University’s College of Extended Studies, teaching Human Resources and the Law. She and a colleague also recently developed a free monthly employment law webinar series for their clients.

Watkins has previously been named as a Finalist for San Diego Business Journal’s “Leaders in Law” award.

Haylee Saathoff, Esq.Haylee Saathoff, Esq.
Fisher Phillips LLP

Haylee Saathoff is an associate in the San Diego office of Fisher Phillips LLP. She advises and defends employers in all aspects of employment law and litigation, including wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, wage and hour claims, and other employment-related matters.