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Free Webinar on COVID-19 Response Act: Key Employment Issues for Healthcare Practices

April 01, 2020

Free Webinar on COVID-19 Response Act: Key Employment Issues for Healthcare Practices

Note: The date of this webinar changed to Thursday, April 9, 2020. 

Keeping your practice up and running during the current pandemic is hard enough. Responding to various employment dilemmas and complying with the Families First Coronavirus Response Act can make it feel impossible. The challenges you must overcome are unprecedented.

On Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 12 p.m., employment attorneys A. Kevin Troutman and Lariza Hebert will present a 90-minute webinar to give LAMMICO insureds the employment-related answers you need to make it through. You will receive easy-to-follow advice that will help your practice continue to see patients and have confidence that you are complying with important employment-related rules, including the Families First Coronavirus Response Act that went into effect April 1, 2020.

This program has been tailored to meet the unique needs of healthcare practices. LAMMICO insureds who manage, own or operate a practice that employs any number of people should participate in this complimentary webinar. Regardless of your practice size, location or specialty, this expert-led webinar will provide you with the front line, practical advice necessary to help you avoid innocent mistakes that could lead to costly outcomes.

To register, log in as a Member at lammico.com, and there you will find the link to register for the webinar. Registration is required. This complimentary webinar is for LAMMICO insureds and their practice staff only.

By attending this webinar, you'll get answers to essential questions related to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Here are some of the questions that will be covered during this expert-led 90-minute session:

  • Are you responsible for paying employees that are unable to work due to being infected with COVID-19?
  • As a small practice, do you have to comply with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)?
  • Are you required to let your practice employees work from home, regardless of their position?
  • Is your practice required to pay employees who stay home with their children due to school closures?
  • Are you required to compensate non-full-time employees even if you don't have work for them to do?
  • How long are you required to hold an employee position open at your practice?
  • What are the specific reasons that require your practice to pay sick leave?
  • Are you required to pay employee time off at the full-rate of pay?
  • Are brand new employees eligible to receive full pay if they can’t work?
  • What if you don't have the cash flow to pay all employees due to reduced patients?
  • Must you continue to pay an employee if they refuse to come to work because of fear of infection?
  • What should you do if an employee has flu-like symptoms but refuses to go home?
  • If an employee refuses to work because you are out of masks, must you continue to pay them?
  • Is COVID-19 a recordable employee illness for the purposes of your OSHA Logs?
  • Can you prohibit an employee from traveling to a non-restricted area on their personal time?
  • If employees are told they can’t come to work, are they still entitled to group health plan coverage?
  • Can you apply time missed to employee vacation and leave balances?
  • Does contraction of COVID-19 implicate the American with Disabilities Act (ADA)?
  • Can you send employees home who exhibit potential symptoms of the virus at work?
  • Is HIPAA a concern if you supply employee personal information to public officials upon request?
  • Do you have any Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) concerns related to COVID-19?
  • If your employee contracts COVID-19 at work, will this result in a compensable workers' comp claim?

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