Mandated State Sick Pay

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  • Webinar Length: 90 Minutes
  • Guest Speaker:   Wendy Sellers
  • Topic:   Human Resources, Taxation and Accounting
  • Credit:   HRCI 1.5, SHRM 1.5, ATAHR 1.5
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The world of employee benefits is in constant flux, and staying informed is the key to ensuring your company's compliance and employee satisfaction. While 2021 might feel like it was just yesterday, its impact, especially in the realm of employee benefits and entitlements, reverberates still today. One such notable ripple was the introduction of the (stalled) Healthy Families Act. While it didn’t make its mark on the federal level, state, city, and county legislators took matters into their own hands, paving a vibrant tapestry of sick pay laws that deserve your attention.

Here’s a Glimpse of Our In-Depth Exploration:

  • State-Specific Insights: Get a comprehensive look into which states have bravely moved forward, endorsing, and establishing paid sick leave policies, especially those fine-tuned to address pandemic-related challenges. We don't just skim the surface; we dive deep, giving you a clear picture of the lay of the land.
  • Government-Driven Medical Leave Programs: It’s not just about sick leaves. Several states have upped the ante with medical leave programs directly managed and overseen by government bodies. What are these programs? How do they differ from regular sick leave? We'll unravel all this and more.
  • Sick Leave and Its Cousins: Sick leave doesn’t operate in isolation. It often intersects and overlaps with other types of leaves like Family, Medical, and Disability. Understand the nuances and implications of these intersections and arm yourself with the knowledge to handle complex situations.

Why This Is a Golden Opportunity for Professionals Like You:

The USA is a vast nation, and its diverse landscape extends to employment laws and benefits. If you have a business footprint in any part of the country, or if you're steering the ship of a remote team spread across various states, you need to be in the know. Not just for compliance, but to offer the best to your teams, who've been your backbone, especially in challenging times.

Moreover, while the broad strokes of sick leave policies might be familiar to many, it's the intricate details and unique laws that can sometimes catch businesses off-guard. Did you know there's a state that's taken a bold stance against the "Use It Or Lose It" time-off policies? Such policies can sometimes demotivate employees, and this state has taken a step to change that. On the other hand, there's another state that's come up with a Voluntary, Paid Family Leave insurance program. It’s an innovative approach, offering employers the option to provide an added layer of support to their staff.

  1. Introduction 00:01:19
  2. Agenda 00:02:09
  3. Why This Topic Now? 00:02:43
  4. Why Care - Shortage Of Workers 00:04:26
  5. Why Care - Women Affected Disproportionately 00:06:00
  6. States With Mandated Sick Leave Laws 00:09:33
  7. Not Just States, Over 40 Cities And Counties Too 00:11:38
  8. Got Out Of State Remote Workers? 00:24:03
  9. States With Mandated “Sick” Leave Laws, Administered By The State 00:26:41
  10. Status Of PFL Laws 00:27:43
  11. Common Elements 00:33:35
  12. Additional Common Elements 00:37:15
  13. My State, County, and City Has Some Type Of Paid Leave Mandate. Now What? 00:04:10
  14. Is COVID-Leave Still A Legal Time Off Issue 00:47:12
  15. Speaking Of Covid & Mandatory Testing 00:55:36
  16. New Paid Family And Medical Leave Programs (PMFL) 00:59:57
  17. For Example: Connecticut CTFMLA, CTPL 01:02:12
  18. Temporary Disability: State STD Benefits 01:05:04
  19. California Short Term Disability 01:05:53
  20. Hawaii Short Term Disability 01:06:34
  21. New Jersey Short Term Disability 01:07:13
  22. New York Short Term Disability 01:07:40
  23. Rhode Island Temporary Disability 01:08:31
  24. Tangled Web Of Sick Leave Laws 01:09:16
  25. FMLA Applies To All Business 01:09:35
  26. Case Study From XpertHR 01:11:29
  27. Case Study From XpertHR Continued 01:13:27
  28. Understand The “Sick” Laws That Affect Your Business 01:14:43
  29. Healthy Families Act  - Stalled 01:17:03
  30. Final Tips 01:19:30
  31. PS: Keep An Eye On New Laws 01:25:46
  32. Next Steps Or Action Plan 01:26:50
  33. Additional Resources 01:28:04
  34. Presentation Closure 01:39:41
  • CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 00:
  • COVID-19 00:47:12, 00:47:19, 00:55:55
  • FMLA - Family and Medical Leave Act 00:34:58,00:38:45, 01:09:38
  • OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) 00:59:32
  • PFML - Paid Family and Medical Leave 00:50:37, 00:50:54, 00:51:02, 1:00:22
  • STD - Short-Term Disability 01:05:04, 01:05:29, 01:05:43, 01:05:58, 01:07:17
  • Pregnant Workers Fairness Act 01:26:00

CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the national public health agency of the United States. It is a United States federal agency under the Department of Health and Human Services, and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

COVID-19: COVID-19 (coronavirus) is an illness caused by a virus that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID–19 is a new coronavirus that has spread throughout the world. COVID-19 symptoms can range from mild (or no symptoms) to severe.

FMLA - Family and Medical Leave Act: The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 is a United States labor law requiring covered employers to provide employees with job-protected and unpaid leave for qualified medical and family reasons.

OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration): To ensure safe and healthful working conditions for workers by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.

PFML - Paid Family and Medical Leave: Paid family and medical leave (PFML) is a program designed to help people take paid time off of work for family or medical reasons.

STD - Short-Term Disability 00:: Short-term disability is an income replacement benefit that provides a percentage of pre-disability earnings on a weekly basis when employees are out of work on a disability claim. It typically covers off-the-job accidents and illnesses that workers' compensation would not cover.


Guest Speaker

  • Wendy Sellers

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