Paid Sick And Family Leave Hotbed: Multi-State Updates For Mastering Compliance Obligations

Webinar: ID# 1026456
Recorded On-Demand
About This Course:
Legally mandated paid sick leave is gaining support in states and municipalities around the country. Currently, at least eight states and the District of Columbia have paid sick leave laws on their books, two of which will first take effect in 2018.

You still need to juggle your existing obligations relating to PTO and family leave. Given this uncertain yet highly active environment, now is the time to anticipate the changes that you might need to make to your existing policies if paid sick leave comes to your jurisdiction.

Join us for an all-new webinar featuring live Q&A that will explain how the recent developments related to paid sick leave affect your daily operations and workplace policies. You’ll get best practices for administering PTO—from accurately accounting for partial day absences to instituting vacation time caps and how to identify other policies that could be affected by mandatory paid sick leave.

You’ll learn:
  • What an effective, legal PTO policy generally looks like
  • Where paid sick leave laws have passed or are being considered
  • Requirements employers may be subjected to concerning carryover and notice/posting requirements
  • PTO administration best practices, including:
    • How to correctly account for partial-day absences under your PTO policy
    • The kinds of notice you need to give exempt workers before forcing them to use accrued PTO during furloughs
    • What paid vacation vs. PTO can mean when it comes to overtime pay for nonexempt employees
    • The lowdown on “use it or lose it” policies

  • Tactics for combining PTO leave with protected leave under FMLA
  • Smart moves regarding cashing out unused time and examples of when PTO counts as a wage under state law
  • What’s new from the Trump Administration regarding paid family leave, and what might be coming
  • PTO and the exempt employee: When you can dock pay
  • Legal ways to institute caps on vacation banks
  • How PTO works when an employee is eligible for pregnancy disability leave or paid family leave
Register now for this timely event, which will update you on the latest paid leave laws and help you determine the best way to create and administer an effective PTO policy for your organization.

And, as a bonus for attending, you’ll get an up-to-date summary from BLR’s State Law Chart Builder of state and federal sick leave and other paid time off requirements.

About Your Presenter:

Kimberly Klimczuk, Esq.
Skoler & Abbott

Kimberly Klimczuk joined Skoler & Abbott in 2004 and concentrates her practice on labor law and employment litigation. She became a partner with the firm in 2011.

Ms. Klimczuk’s experience includes representing clients in labor arbitration and successfully defending clients in state and federal court and before administrative agencies in a variety of areas of employment law, including wage/hour law, discrimination, harassment, wrongful discharge, and breach of contract. In addition, she has assisted employers in compliance matters involving the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs and drafted numerous affirmative action plans for them.

Ms. Klimczuk is a frequent speaker for a wide variety of associations and organizations, as well as for Business & Legal Resources webinars and events, and is an active member of the Western Massachusetts community.
Paid Sick And Family Leave Hotbed: Multi-State Updates For Mastering Compliance Obligations
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