What Employers Need to Know about Handling Benefits When Employees Are on Medical Leave

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT

Employers are subject to multiple laws and requirements for continuing benefits when an employee is on leave. This webinar will describe best practices for administering benefits when an employee qualifies for disability leave and for family and medical leave.

This webinar will:

1. Provide an overview of state-paid disability leave laws and when an employer must continue benefits for an employee under these laws
2. Provide an overview of employer-provided short-term/long-term disability insurance and common employer-provided disability leave policies, including when an employer must continue benefits for an employee who is on disability leave
3. Provide an overview of states with family and medical leave laws and when an employer must continue benefits for an employee under these laws
4. Briefly discuss when the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and state workers’ compensation laws may be implicated when an employee is going on leave
5. Describe best practices for collecting premiums while an employee is out on leave
6. Describe best practices for administering benefits when an employee qualifies for multiple types of leave


This 60-minute intermediate level webinar will help employers understand the multiple laws and requirements for continuing benefits when an employee is on leave.
Presenter:
Melissa Shimizu || Fisher Phillips'
Melissa Shimizu is Of Counsel in the firm's Irvine office. She focuses on helping employers navigate the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and other state and federal laws impacting the design, implementation and ongoing compliance of their employee benefit plans and programs. She advises clients with respect to all aspects of employee benefits, including retirement plans, health and other welfare benefit plans.