Rules about attendance have changed dramatically since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSLA) provides a new form of leave for Federal employees infected, quarantined, or required to fulfill caregiving responsibilities. Paid Parental Leave (PPL) is now in effect, and many practitioners have questions about exactly how this leave will work. FMLA regulations were modified concurrently with the issuance of the PPL regulations and that will require adjustments to how FMLA is managed. Weather and Safety Leave has been used in ways no one has ever seen before, and there are also workers’ compensation issues if employees are infected through their employment.
HR specialists, agency attorneys and supervisors are on the hot seat to answer questions about these various attendance issues and types of leave – and to deal with unions about the requirements for implementation of these types of leave, potential claims that EPSLA was violated, grievances about FMLA and PPL, and more.
During this half-day virtual training event, Barbara Haga will provide answers to questions such as:
- What are the uses for EPSLA and what documentation must be provided for those uses?
- Could an employee become eligible for PPL after the date of birth or placement?
- What are the service agreement requirements for use of the PPL and when can they be waived?
- How does prior use of FMLA affect eligibility for PPL?
- Does COVID-19 meet the definition of serious health condition?
Attendees will learn:
- How to determine when an employee is eligible to utilize EPSLA and which pay caps apply.
- What guidance OPM has issued on the use of weather and safety leave and what the Department of Labor has issued regarding workers’ compensation coverage.
- Under what circumstances an employee is eligible to utilize PPL and what restrictions apply to how that time is spent.
- Whether intermittent use of FMLA for birth and placement requires agency approval.
Plus, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to ask questions about how these situations play out in Federal agencies. This training will be held from 12:30 pm – 4 pm, and there will be a break between 2-2:30 pm.
- Early Bird Tuition (register by November 2): $340
- Standard Tuition (register November 3-16): $380
- Rates per registrant.
- Want to register a group? Group discounts for 10 or more attendees are available through November 2. Contact FELTG.
- Can I attend Virtual Training from my government computer?
- FELTG uses Zoom to for this Virtual Training Institute events. Many government computers and systems allow Zoom access. If for some reason your firewall will not allow access, you’re welcome to use your personal email address to register, and to attend the sessions from your personal device. You may also attend the training event as an audio training, by dialing in over the phone and following along with the materials independently.
- Can I earn CLE credits for this class?
- CLE applications are the responsibility of each attendee; FELTG does not apply for the credits on behalf of attendees. If you are seeking CLE credit, attendees may use the materials provided by FELTG in submission to your state bar. Attendees may also request a certificate of completion which will contain the number of training hours attended.
- Can I share my access link with co-workers?
- No. Registration for this event is per individual, and access links may not be shared. Each link may only be used by one person.
- Can I register a teleworker?
- This event is individual registration, so the cost is the same whether the person is teleworking or in an agency facility.
- How do I receive a group rate discount?
- Group rates are available for agencies registering 10 or more individuals. Group discounts are available through November 2.
Cancellation and No-show Policy for Registered Participants: Cancellations made after the cancel date on the registration form will not be refunded or given credit toward future courses. Pre-paid training using the “Pay Now” option will not be refunded or given credit toward future courses. No-shows will not be refunded or given credit toward future courses.