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COVID-19: Paid Emergency Leave and OSHA Safety Standards
Date: Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM CT / 11:00 AM MT / 10:00 AM PT [Prevailing Time]
Presenter(s): Ann Wicks
CUE Credit: n/a

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Course Description
The COVID-19 crisis has upended business as usual and resulted in emergency federal legislation that impacts small employers. Effective April 1, employers with 500 or fewer employees are required to provide paid emergency leave pursuant to the Family First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA). This webinar covers the basic requirements of the law, including who is eligible for the paid time off, what criteria qualify someone for leave, how the paid time off integrates with other programs, and how to determine if a small business hardship exemption applies to you. In addition to discussing the FFCRA, this webinar will identify modifications for various OSHA safety standards and discuss factors to consider when planning to reopen or expand operations as states and local governments ease shelter-in-place restrictions. It will focus on national legislation and encourage participants to seek out state and local sources applicable to their business. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions, which will be answered during the presentation, as time permits.

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About Our Presenter
Ann Wicks has more than 25 year of experience representing California employers of all sizes in a variety of industries, from small businesses to international corporations. Her broad-based employment law experience includes both state of California and federal statutes. Her clients include manufacturing, industrial, and retail establishments; restaurants; law firms; video game companies; technology startups; and established businesses. A UC Berkeley Law graduate, Ms. Wicks is a former trial attorney and partner at Littler Mendelson in San Francisco and also worked as employment counsel for Cooley, Godward in San Francisco and Palo Alto. For the past 15 years, she has had her own practice representing clients throughout the state in matters involving harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination, wage and hour, leaves of absence, and all other aspects of being an employer, from pre-employment issues and the employee lifecycle through termination and litigation. An experienced speaker and trainer, Ms. Wicks' practice focuses on helping her clients anticipate and prevent problems before they arise through education, assessment, documentation, and risk management.

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The MBNA Certification Program was developed as a result of a three-year study program by some of the industry's most recognized leaders. It raises the professional standards to those engaged in the memorialization industry and awards the top level of competence and ethical conduct. The MBNA Certified Memorialist® (CM) designation is the highest honor of professional achievement available in the memorial industry. Certification is awarded to individuals, not a firm as a whole. Both Members and non-members of MBNA can apply to become a CM.

Requirements to earn the “Certified Memorialist”® designation under the MBNA Certification Program are divided between successful completion of the examination, which is based upon material in the Certification Manual, and the accumulation of points awarded for participation in the specific activities listed below. To achieve initial certification, a minimum of 50 points must be accumulated; individuals have a maximum of 5 years immediately preceding application for certification during which to accumulate the required points.

To maintain the “Certified Memorialist”® designation under the MBNA Certification Program, an individual must earn a minimum of 30 points in these categories over a period of 3 years. Recertification must be made 3 years from the last designated certification.

This program has been approved for one Continuing Education Unit (CEU) towards initial or recertification as a CM®.What does my registration include?
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