Coronavirus and the Workplace: Leave Management
Are you aware of employees’ rights regarding paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)? Eligible employees generally include private sector employers with fewer than 500 employees and certain public sector employers. These provisions apply from April 1, 2020, through December 31, 2020, and provides assistance with testing, unemployment, and food & nutrition.
Come prepared with your questions. The first portion of this webcast will be an overview of FFCRA and related best practices. The second portion will be to answer YOUR questions regarding COVID-19 and the workplace. Please join us for an engaging webinar with Vermont’s top employment law lawyers (who we have dubbed the Fab Three), where you can get your questions answered!
About our Speakers:
Kerin Stackpole, SPHR - Director at Paul, Frank + Collins
Kerin leads the Employment + Labor Law Group. She provides practical and proactive advice to senior leaders and management teams regarding a wide range of labor and employment issues, including workforce planning, hiring and on-boarding, performance management, legal and recordkeeping compliance, leave management, employee engagement, policy development and implementation, union avoidance, and discipline and discharge. Kerin firmly believes that the best defense against legal claims begins well before those claims are made – with positive and continuous employee engagement, good education for supervisors and managers, fair and consistent practices, and solid documentation.
Kerin is also an experienced litigator and a skilled teacher. She has taught at several law schools and colleges on the East Coast, and she regularly designs and presents training programs for businesses and municipalities seeking to strengthen the skills of their management team. Kerin has been a featured speaker at conferences for numerous state and local human resource associations, municipal and payroll associations, Lorman Educational Services, and the Champlain College Management Excellence Series.
John Maitland - Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC
Combining his legal training with his experience working with human resource professionals, John Maitland partners with clients to develop solutions that integrate legal compliance, good human resource practices and strategic alignment with the organization’s mission. John knows the practical and legal considerations of both non-union and unionized workforces, and he helps employers identify and implement effective solutions to difficult problems. He regularly helps businesses respond to allegations of harassment, deal with employees who are unable to return to work, handle complicated performance issues, and resolve grievances arising from collective bargaining agreements.
Amy McLaughlin - Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew
Drawing on both her legal knowledge and her Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification, Amy McLaughlin, a Director of Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew, P.C., helps clients develop and implement effective workplace policies and strategies and manage sensitive and difficult employment issues on a day-to-day basis.
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