I’m Sick: Leave of Absence and Reasonable Accommodations in the time of Covid

Welcome to the Soul District Business Association Small Business Basics Series.

This is an ongoing business navigation and education series designed to help small business owners with the challenges of operating successful and profitable businesses.

Today’s Business Basic Series is hosted by the Soul District Business Association and sponsored by Littler Mendelson, P.C.  the largest global law firm exclusively devoted to representing management in the full spectrum of employment, employee benefits, and labor law matters.

These events are produced in collaboration with Flossin Media, a firm who specializes in marketing to and for multicultural demographics.

Today’s presentation will last approximately 60 minutes with time for public comment and discussion. Also feel free to add your questions to the chat and we will make sure they get addressed.

Today’s topic is: “I’m Sick”: Leaves of Absence and Reasonable Accommodations in the Time of COVID

When employees call in sick to work, they can trigger a number of legal obligations for employers under state and federal laws, including the Oregon Sick Time Law, the Oregon Family Leave Act, the federal Family and Medical Leave Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The onset of the COVID pandemic has only complicated matters.

Our expert presenter today is Megan Crowhust,

Megan is a shareholder at Littler Mendelson and has represented corporate clients of all sizes, from multinational corporations to family-owned businesses.

She provides practical advice and training to employers on various employee-related issues, including FMLA and ADA compliance; effective discipline and discharge; conducting harassment and workplace investigations; reviewing employment contracts; and policy and handbook development and administration.

Megan will lead today’s interactive presentation which includes how to respond to requests for time off related to serious health conditions, school closures, and vaccinations…. and best practices for engaging in the interactive process in response to requests for reasonable accommodations.

If you would like to listen to this presentation again, or past episodes of the Soul District Business Association Business Basic Series… it will be available on on the Soul District Business Association’s website.  www.SoulDistrictBiz.org  or on  YouTube at Flossin media TV

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If you have other questions or ideas for the Series please contact us at 503-841-5032

Thank you all and see you in two weeks for another episode!

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