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In this paid sick leave and family leave webinar, learn the upcoming updates related to - legal PTO policy, carryover and notice/posting requirements, PTO leave with protected leave under FMLA, PTO accrual rates, PTO and the exempt employee, pregnancy disability leave, caps on vacation banks.
Why you should Attend
Do you offer paid sick leave to your employees? Currently, eight states, plus the District of Columbia, and over twenty localities have paid/earned sick/safe leave laws on their books - and that number is growing - so soon you may not have a choice.
Mandated paid sick/safe leave is gaining support. On September 7, 2015, President Obama signed a new executive order, granting up to 7 days of paid sick leave per year to employees working for federal government contractors.
On March 13, 2017, the Healthy Families Act, legislation that would grant many employees seven days of paid sick leave annually was introduced in Congress. 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 sick leave and how they may affect your daily operations and workplace policies, and some recommendations for administering/managing PTO.
Areas Covered in the Session
- What an effective, legal PTO policy looks like
- The new executive order requiring federal contractors to grant paid sick leave to employees
- Where paid sick 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
- How PTO works when an employee is eligible for pregnancy disability leave or paid family leave
Who Will Benefit
- H.R. Professionals at all levels
- HR Managers
- Payroll managers
- HR Personal
- Leave administrators
- Benefits administrators
- Senior Management
- Payroll professionals
- Business owners
Janette S Levey founder of The EmpLAWyerologist Firm, is an employment/HR attorney with over 20 years legal experience. Ms. Frisch is a legal wellness professional for employment practices and workforce challenges. She works with employers to craft solid employment practices wellness plans tailored to address a company’s needs and concerns. Ms. Frisch offers consultations and legal services on virtually all federal and NJ and NY state employment law issues.