Bottom Line: You are required to immediately modify your employment policies to comply with new State and Federal COVID-19 employment rules.
You must also ensure compliance with other related government agencies and laws that have been modified due to changing circumstances (i.e. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, (EEOC), United States Department of Labor (DOL), etc.)
Ignoring these new employment regulations really isn’t an option – it leaves your practice seriously exposed to legal and governmental audits and penalties. The problem is cutting through the legalese and knowing exactly what policies to put into place.
Hiring a highly qualified healthcare attorney to update your employment policies and walk you through how to protect your practice could cost you thousands, but there is an alternative – healthcare and employment attorney, Kelly Holden, Esq. During this 60-minute online training session, Kelly will provide you with plain-English, employment law solutions specific to medical practices.
You’ll receive step-by-step advice on how-to create and implement compliant employment policies, along with solutions to real-life situations.
Here are a just a few of the COVID-19 employment policy questions you’ll get answered during this expert-led online training:
- If testing is available, can you legally test employees for COVID-19?
- Are you violating ADA laws if you require pregnant or high risk staff to stay home?
- Can you require staff to use accumulated PTO as compensation if you send them home?
- How do you know if you are required to comply with Federal Families First Coronavirus Act (FFCRA)?
- If an employee reports that they’ve tested positive to COVID-19, can you inform other staff?
- What are your obligations to the Emergency Family & Medical Leave Expansion Act (EFMLEA)?
- What obligations do you have related to the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSL)?
- Are you required to comply with both State and Federal employment regulations?
- How can you reduce your liability if an employee becomes infected with COVID-19 at work?
- What is the best way to document the communication of new employment policies?
- If employees work from home, are you required to reimburse home expenses (i.e. internet, etc.)?
- Do you have an obligation to report employees with symptoms of COVID-19?
- When is it safe to let a COVID-19-positive employee return to work?
- How long must you hold a position open for an employee who can’t come to work?
- How high does an employee’s temperature need to be to be sent home?
- What should you do if you tell an employee to go home and they refuse?
- Are there documentation requirements for COVID-19-positive employees?
- Are you required by EFMLEA and EPSL to pay an employee for time they don’t actually work?
- If an employee tests positive for COVID-19, are you required to record an OSHA incidence?
- How do you amend your FMLA and leave policies to align with updated COVID-19 regulations?
- How does COVID-19 change your American with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance?
- Are there specific PPE items that you are required to provide to staff?
- And so much more…
Who Should Attend? Anyone that owns or manages a medical and/or dental practice, regardless of specialty, size or location, will significantly benefit from this attorney-led COVID-19 employment law online training.
The new employment laws affect everything from what you are required to pay when an employee is out sick to the safety of the work environment within your practice.
Don’t risk putting your practice at the mercy of State and Federal government audits, penalties and fines due to noncompliance with COVID-19 employment rule requirements.
Register for this online training today to reduce your liability by finding out how to update your practice’s employment policies to align with related COVID-19 Federal and State mandates!
Don’t wait—sign up today!
Kelly is a licensed lawyer in three states, heads the DBL Law’s employment law division, which represents private and public employers in all facets of employment law. She has been advising HR managers and healthcare companies for over 26 years in all aspects of employment law.
Kelly’s employment law practice Includes advising clients on compliance with various employment laws and providing in-house training on such issues. She is a former SHRM member and president of a local chapter as well as several nonprofit boards. More recently, Kelly has been using her acquired expertise in advising companies on complying with COVID-19 employment issues.
Kelly has experience working with the EEOC, DOL, DOJ and litigating cases in federal and state courts. She also advises companies on I·9 compliance and performs I-9 audits. conducts harassment investigations, drafts employee handbooks and employment policies and, does training on all aspects of employment law. Kelly was featured on WI/XU Cincinnati, as a subject matter expert, lo speak on 25 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the impact it has.
Good Webinar which provided relevant information. Also, a great opportunity to hear other questions/answers.
I thought it covered all of today's Challenges within a medical Office.
Very informative, the speaker was highly knowledgeable on the subject matter, and presented it in a way that was easily understood.
I liked that the webinar was geared specifically towards healthcare.
Excellent and Straight Forward!