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COVID-19 Response Resources
 
Webinars and Presentations: 
 
COVID-19: The Parent Trap – Childcare & Caregiving Considerations in the Workforce
 
This webinar will cover the following topics:
  • Review trends with schools opening virtually or in-person, and other family care responsibilities
  • Evaluate the impact of employee caregiving responsibilities on parents, other caregivers, and employers
  • Understand the legal obligations of employers, along with the options for responding to employees with caregiving responsibilities
The content in this video is intended to be instruction overviews and should not be considered legal advice.
 
 
COVID-19: Return to Work – Preparedness & Response Plan
 
This webinar will cover the following topics:
  • Understand the requirements of various government orders and agency guidance;
  • Create a COVID-19 Preparedness & Response Plan, including the fundamentals of opening businesses; and
  • Assess the proper strategies for lawfully recalling employees based on legitimate business needs, being cognizant of potential adverse impacts on protected classes, supporting remote work opportunities, and providing benefits to employees who are eligible. 
 
The content in this video is intended to be instruction overviews and should not be considered legal advice. 
 
 
COVID-19 Webinar: Employer Plans and Responses to the Known and Unknown
 
This webinar will review our recommendations for employers on the following topics:
  • Communicate Your Plan
  • Remote Work Opportunities
  • Mandated or Permissive Changes to Your Paid Time Off/Leave Policies
  • Benefits Available to Support Employees and Employers During this Transition
  • Options for Responding to Reduction in Business Demands 
 
Note: HRCI, SHRM and APA credits are not available for watching this webinar video.
*Please note that, unfortunately, the beginning of the video has been cut off. Additionally, some of the content regarding paid leave under the new federal laws has changed, based on regulations and Questions & Answers from the Department of Labor that were published since this webinar. Consult with legal counsel to confirm your strategies, as the content in these videos are intended to be instruction overviews and should not be considered legal advice. 
 
Leave Laws: Compliance, Coordination, and Best Practices
 
This webinar will review our recommendations for employers on the following topics: 
  • Overview of required leave policies and recent changes in response to COVID-19
  • Recent developments in federal paid sick leave
  • ADA Best Practices
  • How the Paid Medical Leave Act interacts with other laws
  • Discretionary leave laws
 
 
Note: HRCI, SHRM and APA credits are not available for watching the recorded webinar video. 
 
Coronavirus, Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act
Resources:
 
Employers may contact our legal team to obtain the following:
  • Employee Rights to Federal Paid Sick Leave and Expanded FMLA
  • Michigan Paid Medical Leave Act Poster
  • County Health Orders
  • Executive Order 2020-21 FAQs
  • Designation notices required to be issued under Michigan’s Stay Home Executive Order
  • Temporary Paid Sick Leave Policy
  • Temporary Expanded Family & Medical Leave Policy
  • Request Form for Paid Sick Leave or Expanded FMLA
  • Notice of Rights & Responsibilities for Expansion of FMLA
  • Designation Notice for Expansion of FMLA