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Coronavirus: What You Need to Know to Keep the Workplace Safe

SKU: EMPL5200
General Credits
1.5
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Price$75
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Description

The World Health Organization has declared the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) a pandemic. Employers need to prepare and understand how to protect employees, clients, customers today. This informative webinar will provide in-depth information on what employers can do now to prepare for the novel coronavirus as well as what types of leave and other resources employers should be offering to their employees. Can an employee take FMLA leave? What about paid FMLA under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act ("FFCRA")? Is the novel coronavirus a serious health condition within the meaning of the FMLA? Is the novel coronavirus a disability within the meaning of the ADA and the ADAAA? Would an employee qualify for short-term disability? Other issues will be discussed as well including OSHA requirements for keeping employees safe, cleaning protocols and how to brave this pandemic storm.

Among the many things that you will take away from this CLE include:

  • Understanding what the coronavirus is, how it spreads and how best to protect your employees, clients, customers
  • What resources are available for you to provide to employees who have to be out on a leave of absence
  • Are employees entitled to FMLA leave?
  • What paid leave under the FFCRA does an employer have to provide?
  • Would the Coronavirus constitute a "serious health condition" under the FMLA?
  • Would a leave of absence constitute a reasonable accommodation under the FMLA?
  • Would an employee that got the coronavirus from doing their job be entitled to worker's compensation?
  • Should you offer paid leave to encourage employees to stay out of the workplace when they have COVID-19?
  • What duty do you have to notify customers, clients, other employees when an employee in the workplace has the coronavirus, COVID-19?
  • What type of liability could your organization face for failing to adequately protect your employees?
  • And much more!!!

Lecturer Bio

Melissa Fleischer, Esq.

Melissa Fleischer, Esq., is a sought-after employment law attorney and HR advisor, having utilized her 20 years of law practice experience specializing in employment discrimination litigation to form HR Learning Center LLC, an HR consulting firm that specializes in providing workplace solutions to employers on a wide range of legal and human resource management issues. Ms. Fleischer provides preventative counseling and proactive training on a wide-range of employment law issues to help employers achieve legal compliance and reduce litigation costs, Ms. Fleischer is a management-side employment attorney and is nationally recognized as an expert in her field. Ms. Fleischer has successfully represented numerous clients in employment discrimination litigation as well as providing preventive counseling and training on workplace issues. Ms Fleischer was previously associated with Epstein Becker & Green in NYC.

Through HR Learning Center, Ms. Fleischer provides on-site training seminars and on-line training webinars and consulting on a wide range of workplace and human resource issues including sexual harassment, disabilities, diversity, discrimination, workplace violence, employee use of social media, job descriptions, employee handbooks, workplace investigations, FLSA misclassification and independent contractor status, information privacy and security, and HR records management. She also offers compliance training on the major employment laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Family and Medical Leave Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, including exempt and non-exempt worker classifications and the National Labor Relations Act. She presents seminars, leads webinars and workshops, and is a frequent lecturer on these and other HR management and legal topics.

Ms. Fleischer served as a chapter editor for the Family and Medical Leave Act Treatise, published by the Bureau of National Affairs. She also served as an Editor for HRExpert, an on-line legal resource for attorneys and HR Professionals. Ms. Fleischer is an adjunct faculty member with the Professional Development Center at SUNY/Westchester Community College in Valhalla, New York. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Ms. Fleischer earned her J.D. degree from The George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C., and her B.A., cum laude, from New York University.

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