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Duration: 90 minutes Speaker: Melissa Fleischer, Esq

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COVID-19 has impacted all of us in ways we could never have imagined.  One of these is stress and mental health issues for your employees.  It is more important than ever for HR to understand your legal compliance issues with regard to employees impacted by COVID-19 and whether they can take leave under the FMLA or as a reasonable accommodation under the ADA.  What about paid FMLA or sick leave under the FFCRA?  Can they take leave for mental health issues caused by COVID-19 under the FFCRA?  The answers to these and many other questions will be provided by legal HR expert, Melissa Fleischer, Esq. in this in-depth webinar.

What You Will Learn in this Webinar

  • What mental health issues could be caused by COVID-19?
  • Would mental health issues caused by COVID-19 or aggravated by it allow employees to take protected leave under the FMLA?
  • Are mental health issues a serious health condition under the FMLA?
  • Can an employee take FMLA to care for a family member with a mental health issue caused or aggravated by COVID-19?
  • How the Families First Coronavirus Response Act differs from the current FMLA
  • When to apply the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and when to Apply the Current FMLA
  • Whether unpaid FMLA Protects an Employee with COVID-19
  • How to Apply Regular Unpaid FMLA to COVID-19
  • How Paid Family Leave and Sick Leave will Work under the FFCRA
  • Are mental health issues a disability within the meaning of the ADA/ADAAA?
  • Are mental health issues caused by COVID-19 a disability within the meaning of the ADA/ADAAA?
  • What are an employer’s obligation to provide reasonable accommodations under the ADA?
  • How should employers engage in the interactive process when an employee requests a reasonable accommodation?
  • What does the EEOC require during this pandemic to Properly Handle Requests for Reasonable Accommodations under the ADA/ADAAA
  • And much more…..

Who Should Attend

  • Human Resource Professionals
  • Safety Professionals
  • CEOs
  • Directors
  • Managers
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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