Managing Leaves and the Law: Morning Session | 2/26
Virtual ClassNumber of Seats Available: 25
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 attending from member organizations with less than 50 employees, and who are not close to becoming FMLA eligible, are advised to attend the Morning Session which includes instruction about all leaves including WA PFML, Paid Leave Oregon, OFLA, and ADA leave as an accommodation.
Participants from companies with 50 or more employees (or fast approaching that number) are encouraged to sign up for the Extended Session, which will go into further detail regarding additional regulations that come into play with companies of that size.
After completing the Morning Session, participants will be able to:
- Manage all the required leaves effectively, and efficiently, including pregnancy, domestic violence, and military family leave.
- Determine the applicability of specific leave laws to the employer’s workplace.
- Identify triggers necessitating the employer’s communication of leave rights to an employee.
- Understand the information an employee is allowed to request to confirm leave eligibility.
- Understand the nuances of the Americans with Disabilities Act and what is entailed in the “interactive process”.
- Identify the components of a ‘Reasonable Accommodation’ and “Undue Hardship”.
- Understand the nuances of WA PFML, Paid Leave Oregon, and OFLA.
Our live, instructor-led classes are designed for, and rely on, active participation to ensure a quality learning experience. Because of this, these sessions will not be paused and will not be recorded for future use or reference.
Technology Minimums for Attending Virtual Training
Archbright provides virtual training to our members so that they can attend courses from most anywhere, but each attendee must ensure that they are working from a location that has the necessary connectivity to the internet to facilitate participation.
Internet connectivity minimums
To ensure that you have a positive experience attending an Archbright University virtual course, you should verify that your internet connectivity provides a minimum of 5 Megabits per second (Mbps) in upload speed. Most internet packages for home-use are advertised by their download speed and not upload speed, and while this can be important for streaming movies or music, it isn’t the only consideration. For using WebEx, Skype for Business, or any VTC solution, the upload speed is just as important as the download speed.
How can I tell what I currently have?
If you are unsure what you currently have, please reach out to your Internet Service Provider (ISP) and request the information directly.
If they are unable to give you that information, please visit www.speedtest.net while connected to the internet in the same manner you intend to attend the virtual training…and perform a speed test.
Wireless technology minimums
Additionally, if you connect wirelessly, as many of us do, make sure your wireless router can broadcast at the same speed as your upload speed, if not even higher.
Wireless routers can broadcast at over 1 Gigabit per second (Gbps) these days, and many companies don't upgrade your router when you upgrade service. This often means that your wireless speeds are significantly lower than the upload speed that is available to you. This can cause significant issues with using WebEx over your wireless connection.
Remember that each device connected to the internet in your location is taking some of that download and upload capability and wireless connectivity. If you have many devices in your network, it is recommended to have significantly higher speeds to accommodate the increased traffic.
Please contact your internal IT team if you have any questions.
If you wish to cancel your registration and receive a refund, we must be notified at least 2 business days before your scheduled class. For cancellations received less than 2 business days of the class date, and for participants who fail to attend the class, no refund will be issued. Please call our Member Services Team to process your cancellation at 206.329.1120 or 509.381.1635.
Silver and Gold members using their credit code must cancel at least 2 business days before the class date to have their credit reinstated.