1. Leaves Of Absence Certification – With COVID-19 And FFCRA Updates

Leaves Of Absence Certification – With COVID-19 And FFCRA Updates

This webinar is produced by our sister site, HRWebAdvisor.com. The topic has broad relevancy across all CareerLearning brands so it has been made available to our education audience. Please note after registration all information sent regarding this webinar will be branded HRWebAdvisor.

HR expert Teri Morning will lead this comprehensive series. You will master everything you need to know about leaves of absence in just one week. This training will help you perform your job better, support employees, and protect your employer.
Event ID: 25892656311
Recording: Unable to attend? A recording will be available after the presentation.
Date: Monday, October 5, 2020 - Friday, October 9, 2020; 1:30 PM Eastern
Duration: A total of 7.5 hours of training over 5 sessions
Presenter: Teri Morning, MBA, MS, President, Hindsight HR
Credits: 7.5 HRCI, 7.5 SHRM

Leaves of Absence Certification – With COVID-19 And FFCRA Updates

Leaves of absence can confound even the most seasoned HR professional. COVID-19 has added a new layer of complexity to granting and managing leaves. You need to know the details of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSLA), and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (EFMLEA).

Even in more routine situations, there are dozens of detailed FMLA and ADA rules and many different reasons that can cause employees to request time away. One mistake in granting, denying, or managing a leave of absence can expose your employer to costly risks.

Our Leaves of Absence Certification Training Program will enable you to:

  • Update your knowledge of the latest rules
  • Learn the fundamental laws and regulations governing leaves of absence
  • Support employees in difficult situations
  • Protect your organization from potential legal liability
  • Prove your knowledge with a certificate

Each session focuses on an essential area of the rules for leaves of absence. We have packed a large volume of interesting and useful content into five engaging sessions.

If you are unable to attend any of the live sessions on the days that have been scheduled you may utilize the equivalent on-demand recording(s). Upon completion of all sessions you may request a final exam. Upon passing the final exam you will have earned the designation of Certified Leaves of Absence Manager (CLAM) by HRWebAdvisor, a division of CareerLearning. To help demonstrate your professional training, content mastery, and advancement in the HR sector, we will send you a certificate for display.

The cost for the program is $995. Registration includes all 5 sessions, on-demand recordings, all course materials, and test. There is a second-year continuing education certification requirement which includes attendance at two additional webinars (live or on-demand).

Session 1: 
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

  • Employer and employee eligibility
  • Understanding the three pillars of FMLA:
    • Protected leave
    • Continuation of benefits
    • Restoration of employment
  • Employer obligations regarding posting, policy, certification, and notifications and communications to employees
  • Serious health conditions
  • Intermittent leave
  • Temporary transfers, and return to work mistakes
  • Key employee considerations
  • Taking FMLA for COVID-19 reasons
  • Questions and answers

Session 2: 
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

  • The Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSLA)
  • The Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (EFMLEA)
  • Eligible employers, eligible employees
  • Acceptable timing and reasons for employee leave
  • Duration of leaves
  • Payment during leaves
  • Return to work and restoration of employment
  • Questions and answers

Session 3: 
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

  • The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • The ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA)
  • EEOC regulations
  • The ADA, the EEOC, and COVID-19
  • Non-discrimination, harassment, and non-retaliation
  • Physical and mental disability
  • The interactive process and reasonable accommodation
  • Undue hardship
  • Direct threat
  • Medical examinations—pre-offer, post-offer, and during employment
  • Questions and answers

Session 4: 
The Occupational Safety and Health Act and Workers Compensation Benefits (OSHA and WC)

  • Workers compensation (WC) benefits
  • No fault, exclusive remedy, and the compensation bargain
  • The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) and The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
  • Interactions between WC and OSHA
  • Employer obligations
  • Employee responsibilities
  • Obligation to investigate
  • Common WC claim red flags
  • OSHA and COVID-19
  • Applying the CDC’s and NIOSH hierarchy of controls model to your workplace
  • Questions and answers

Session 5: 
The Intersection of FMLA, ADA, and WC

  • FMLA and WC
  • ADA and WC
  • FMLA, ADA, and WC
  • Occupational vs. non-occupational injury accommodations
  • Light duty programs
  • Leave as accommodation
  • Talking to employees regarding performance without appearing retaliatory
  • Questions and answers

Final Exam Available Upon Request


The Leaves of Absence Certification Training Program: Mastering the Rules consists of five live webinars supplemented by study and reference materials. If you are unable to attend all five live sessions, or you wish to review sessions that you attended, you may utilize the on-demand recordings. After completing the five sessions and passing the final certification exam within two months of finishing the course requirements, you will receive your certification from HRWebAdvisor. This will certify that you have successfully completed all of the course requirements, passed the final examination and have been certified by HRWebAdvisor as a Certified Leaves of Absence Manager (CLAM).

Certification is for a two-year period from the date you pass the final exam. You have the option to recertify upon the conclusion of the two-year period. Recertification in the third year is required to maintain certification. Continuing education is required to recertify. This requirement can be fulfilled by attending additional designated webinars. Costs for recertification and continuing education will be billed separately.