Archbright University

Managing Leaves and the Law for HR Professionals [Extended Session]

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Course Description

Managing employee leaves of absence while maintaining compliance with employment law can be an increasing challenge for HR Professionals. This course is designed to assist in the process of identifying situations in which statutory or legal mandates will affect an HR Professional’s course of action. It will also outline the differences between FMLA, Washington Paid Family and Medical Leave (WA PFML), Paid Leave Oregon, the Oregon Family Leave Act (OFLA), and the ADA. This class addresses all Washington and Oregon leaves including Domestic Violence Leave, Military Leave, and Sick Leave.

Participants from companies with 50 or more employees (or fast approaching that number) should attend this extended session. It goes into further detail regarding additional regulations that come into play with companies of that size.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Manage Federal FMLA leaves effectively, and efficiently.
  • Determine the applicability of specific Federal FMLA leave laws to the workplace.
  • Identify common employee situations necessitating employer notice of Federal FMLA and the appropriate documentation.
  • Understand how to communicate with an employee and/or their medical provider, if appropriate, regarding required information to confirm eligibility for Federal FMLA leave.
  • Prepare an appropriate notice to employees about leave rights.
  • Recognize and understand Federal FMLA and employer rights when FMLA may be being abused.
  • Understand when recertification is allowed for Federal FMLA.
  • Understand the intersection of Federal FMLA and WA PFML.

Designed for:

HR Professionals with 50 or more employees



3 hours


Delivery Type:

Virtual Classroom and In-Person





This program has been pre-approved by the HR Certification Institute.


Archbright is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP®️ or SHRM-SCP®️.

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