Return to Work Virtual Toolkit for Employers | Considerations as the School Year Commences – For Remote and In-Person Workers


The COVID-19 pandemic has put unprecedented strain on organizations of all sizes across all industries. The uncertainty of the “new normal” is forcing employers all over the world to consider various new policies as workers return to the workplace. To properly navigate the complexities of these novel COVID-19 employment issues, you need innovative but practical solutions.

As students begin a new school year, employers are facing a new challenge—leave and accommodation requests. With widespread remote learning and evolving legal obligations to provide paid leave to working parents, employers must navigate unique staffing challenges while complying with the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and other state and local leave laws. This webinar will provide practical strategies to identify, navigate and mitigate potential risk.

Discussion topics include:

  • FFCRA and Department of Labor (DOL) Guidance: impact on employee leave for childcare as many schools adopt virtual and hybrid learning models
  • State law requirements for employees not covered by the FFCRA
  • Remote work issues and practical considerations when granting leave for childcare requests
  • Employee accommodation requests for a remote and in-person workforce

We will also conduct a Q&A session with the speakers at the end of the webinar. Please submit your questions in advance during registration.

Minimum continuing legal education (MCLE) credit is pending in California, Illinois and New York. A Multi-Jurisdiction Certificate of Attendance will be made available to participants requesting MCLE credit in all other jurisdictions. To be eligible to earn a CLE certificate, you must attend the entire webinar. Credit for partial attendance will not be provided.

Registration Information

12:00 pm – 1:15 pm (EDT)

Zoom webinar
Details sent upon registration

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