Family & Medical Leave Act, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, and the American Rescue Plan Act: What Employers Need to Know in 2021

On Demand Webinar Duration 75 Minutes Credits HRCI 1.15 & SHRM 1.15 PDCs

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Speaker: Diane L. Dee, President of Advantage HR Consulting, has over 25 years of experience in the Human Resources arena.


Most HR and Benefits professionals would likely agree that when it comes to managing sick leave situations, it’s easier said than done.There seem to be obstacles every step of the way − from establishing reduced work schedules, requesting physician certifications, and getting second opinions to recordkeeping, deciding whether to use the calendar year method or rolling twelve-month method for calculating the amount of leave available and all the steps in-between. Legislation such as the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the newly-enacted American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) represent significant challenges for HR and benefits professionals, and one that, if not done correctly, invites employee abuse and potential legal liability for employers.

Why Should You Attend

Are you familiar with the ins and outs of the FMLA, FFCRA and now the ARPA? Does your organization have a thorough policy in place that covers all of the situations you might face in administering those 3 pieces of legislation?

Don't get caught unprepared. Your organization could end up in a tangled legal web of non-compliance if you're not familiar with the intricacies of those pieces of legislation. Participants will gain a better understanding of the FMLA, FFCRA and the ARPA and learn how to eliminate confusion.Join us for this informative and insightful webinar that will assist you in minimizing the risks to your organization associated with sick and paid leave regulations.

Areas Covered

  • Provisions of the Family & Medical Leave Act and the Families First Corona Virus Response Act (FFCRA)
  • Provisions of the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSLA) and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (EFMLEA) under FFCRA
  • The American Rescue Plan of 2021 (ARPA) – expanding and extending provisions of EPSLA and EFMLEA
  • Changes to the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation program (PEUC), the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Plan (PUA) and the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation Act (FPUC)
  • The Mixed Earner Unemployment Compensation (MEUC), COBRA subsidies, Employee Retention credits, andVoluntary Paid Leave Programs under ARPA
  • Updated FMLA forms

Who Will Benefit

  • Senior leadership
  • Human Resources Professionals
  • Operations Professionals
  • Compensation Professionals
  • Managers & Supervisors
  • Team/Project Leaders
  • Employees

This activity has been approved for 1.15 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR, PHR, PHRca, SPHR, GPHR, PHRi and SPHRi recertification through HR Certification Institute (HRCI). Please make note of the activity ID number on your recertification application form. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at

This program is valid for 1.15 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®

Your Instructor

Diane L. Dee
Diane L. Dee

Diane L. Dee, President of Advantage HR Consulting, has over 25 years of experience in the Human Resources arena. Diane's background includes experience in HR consulting and administration in corporate, government, consulting and pro bono environments. Diane founded Advantage HR Consulting in early 2016. Under Diane's leadership, Advantage HR provides comprehensive, cost-effective Human Resources solutions for small to mid-sized firms in the greater Chicagoland area.

Diane holds a Master Certificate in Human Resources from Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations and has attained SPHR, SHRM-SCP, sHRBP and HRPM® certification.

Diane is a member of the National Association of Women Business Owners and the Society for Human Resource Management. Additionally, Diane performs pro bono work through the Taproot Foundation assisting non-profit clients by integrating their Human Resources goals with their corporate strategies.

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