While there are no laws requiring paid sick leave on the federal level, more and more state and local governments have passed laws requiring employers in their jurisdictions to provide employees with paid sick leave. These laws vary in coverage and scope. Further complicating matters, states such as California have both state and local requirements for paid sick leave in various cities. For companies operating exclusively in these jurisdictions, these requirements may be well known. However, companies with remote employees may be unaware of their responsibilities and risk noncompliance if they do not provide their local employees with the paid leave that is legally required.
Please join Melissa Fleischer as she provides a better understanding of which jurisdictions have paid sick leave laws and how employers can ensure compliance. It will also help to explain how these leaves may run concurrently with any Family and Medical Leave Act leaves of absence.
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
This webinar will cover the following issues:
- No requirement for paid leave under federal law
- Which states and localities have paid sick leave laws
- What these jurisdictions usually require in terms of paid sick leave
- How accrual works under these laws
- What policies are necessary for paid sick leave
- How to avoid potential legal pitfalls of paid sick leave
YOUR CONFERENCE LEADER
Your conference leader for “Paid Sick Leave: Complying with the Growing Number of State and Local Requirements” is Melissa Fleischer, attorney at law. Ms. Fleischer is the president of HR Learning Center LLC. Ms. Fleischer is a management-side employment attorney with over 20 years’ experience representing clients in employment discrimination litigation as well as providing preventive counseling and training on workplace issues. HR Learning Center LLC offers training seminars, webinars, and consulting on a variety of workplace and human resources issues. She is also a frequent speaker on a wide range of employment law topics including: workplace investigations, anti-harassment training, FMLA and ADA training, workplace violence prevention, etc. Ms. Fleischer earned her J.D. degree from the George Washington University School of Law.