The Employee Leave Workshop: Successfully Managing Difficult Situations

Employee Leave Workshop

What single employee issue do you deal with most often at work?

Especially these days, you spend a huge chunk of your time navigating the complex array of laws and policies dealing with employee leave.

One simple HR or management mistake can create an angry employee, a career black eye … and a million-dollar lawsuit. And, with the enactment of new federal and state laws providing leave in response to COVID-19, the stakes have never been higher.

On Thursday, August 20, stop wondering if you're making all the right decisions and start managing employee leave with confidence.

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This webinar (updated with all the new leave laws and regulations passed in the past two months) will teach you how to handle the most challenging leave requests that can simultaneously require compliance with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the brand-new Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), plus other laws, such as pregnancy bias and workers' compensation laws.

You will learn:

  • Your compliance responsibilities under the new FFCRA, which enacted the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSLA) and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (EFMLEA)
  • When you're required to offer job-protected leave under the FMLA, ADA, and FFCRA
  • What to do when these laws overlap with each other … and with your time-off policies
  • When you must provide leave for any kind of medical accommodation
  • What leave is considered "reasonable" under the law – and what's an "undue hardship"
  • A five-step roadmap for evaluating leave requests to determine which laws apply
  • The red flags of leave abuse – and how to respond
  • How to manage return-to-work issues after injury, sickness, or work closure (intermittent leave? light duty? fitness-for-duty tests?)
  • How the ever-growing list of state and local leave laws affect your decisions
  • What to do when an employee's leave time has been exhausted
  • Answers to YOUR specific leave issues in your workplace
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Using real-life scenarios, attorney Kevin Roberts will guide you through the practical steps for fielding the most complex leave requests, managing the time off and preventing abuse.

Stop worrying about mismanaging the new leave laws and triggering lawsuits by improperly denying leave. Take control of your employee leave compliance by registering for this must-attend webinar.



Pat DiDomenico, Editorial Director
HR Specialist

book coversP.S. Registration Bonuses. Everyone who signs up will receive our handy Employee Leave Library, which includes five executive briefings of advice and FAQs on today's most important employee leave issues: FMLA Intermittent Leave, Absenteeism & Sick Leave, Pregnancy & Maternity Leave, Workers' Compensation Leave and Vacation & Holiday Scheduling. Plus, you'll receive the newly updated FMLA Compliance Guide, our top-selling book that provides step-by-step compliance guidance and updates on the 10 most recent changes in the law.

HR Specialist websiteP.P.S. Extra Added Bonus. You'll also receive one month of members-only access to Premium Plus Online – our comprehensive electronic information service at Premium Plus Online features more than 100 forms and checklists, plus Ask the Attorney (responses to your employment law questions). So that you continue to benefit from Premium Plus, we'll continue your access automatically for just $99 per quarter, unless you tell us "no, thanks" – your choice.

100% GuaranteeP.P.P.S. We promise you'll be satisfied. If The Employee Leave Workshop fails to meet your needs, we will refund every penny you paid – no hassles, no questions asked. Your course materials, registration bonuses and members-only website access are yours to keep.

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About Your Speaker:


Kevin Roberts is an attorney at the Indianapolis office of Ogletree Deakins, where he focuses his practice on defending employers against allegations of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wage-and-hour violations. He also advises employers on traditional labor relations and noncompete covenants. Kevin speaks and writes often on employment law issues, and he has served as the managing editor of the Indiana Law Journal.

Credit Hours:

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This program is valid for 1.25 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.



  • Thursday, August 20th
  • 1 - 2:15 p.m. ET
  • 10 -11:15 a.m. PT

Since this is a webinar, you and your entire staff can attend in the comfort of your office or conference room for one low price! You may include as many people as you wish while listening on a single phone line or computer. Contact us for multi-site discounts.