FFCRA Paid Leave Mandate Revised, DOL Reaffirms its FFCRA Regulations: What attorneys and employers need to know


CLE credits earned: 1 General Credit (WA 1 Law and Legal)

The U.S. Department of Labor has revised its Final Rule under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) in response to a federal court’s decision that upended some of the Final Rule’s employer-friendly limitations. This webinar will include a discussion regarding the legal and practical implications of the revised Final Rule: (1) The DOL’s affirmation of its work-availability requirement; (2) The DOL’s insistence that employer approval may be required for certain intermittent use of leave; and (3) The conformance of documentation requirements with statutory notice provisions; and (4) The narrowing of the statutory “health care provider” exemption. The presenters will also address open questions about retroactive application of the revised Final Rule.

Key topics to be discussed:

• Work-availability requirement issue
• Employer approval for use of leave
• Documentation requirements and notices provisions
• Health care provider exemption

Date / Time: October 1, 2020

•   4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Eastern
•   3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Central
•   2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Mountain
•   1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Pacific

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Original Broadcast Date: October 1, 2020

Shawe Rosenthal LLP is one of the first law firms in the country devoted exclusively to the representation of management in labor and employment matters. It represents employers throughout the United States in federal and state courts and arbitral forums, as well as before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, the Department of Labor, and other administrative agencies. It has been recognized as a top firm in the labor and employment field by Chambers USA and U.S. News and World Report/Best Law Firms.
Fiona W. Ong defends employers, in court and before federal and state agencies. She advises managers and human resources on a wide variety of personnel matters, including reasonable accommodations and discipline. She prepares handbooks, policies, and employment agreements, and conducts training for supervisors and employees. Fiona serves as the Maryland Chamber of Commerce’s General Counsel and co-chairs its Employment Issues Committee. She is the Editor of the Maryland Human Resources Manual, published annually by the American Chamber of Commerce Resources. She is an experienced speaker and has written extensively for numerous publications. She has been recognized by Chambers USA, Best Lawyers, and Super Lawyers, named an Acritas Star, and designated a “Legal Influencer” in the U.S. Employment area by Lexology.
Parker E. Thoeni practices in the areas of discrimination, harassment and retaliation, employment, non-compete/non-solicit, confidentiality and severance agreements, employment litigation, including complex class and collective actions, FMLA/ADA workers’ compensation leave management, grievance and labor arbitration, human resources advice and counselling, personnel policies, procedures and handbooks, unfair competition, restrictive covenants and trade secrets litigation, wage and hour compliance and litigation, and whistle-blower actions. He is a member of the American Bar Association, and the Maryland State Bar Association. Parker has contributed to several publications relating to employment law. He has been recognized by Chambers USA, Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers.

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