Park Avenue Presentations

The New Tangle of Employee Leave Laws: ARPA and the COVID-19 Laws

Duration: 90 minutes

Speaker: Deirdre Kamber Todd

Webinar Description

With many laws enacted in response to COVID-19, it is extraordinarily difficult to assess each scenario when employee leave is required.  From employer mandated quarantines to employee vacation travel, to caretaking for others, to fear of COVID, to conflicting CDC guidelines, these ad hoc laws and recommendations have made employer leave policies nearly impossible to follow consistently.


This program will unravel the web of COVID laws, as relating to employees, and will provide a toolbox for analyzing a broad range of scenarios for employee absence.  This program will explore the laws themselves, case studies, and a series of scenarios designed to clarify how each type of absence can and should be treated to avoid litigation by disgruntled employees.  



  1.  ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act of 2021)
  2.  EFMLEA (Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act)
  3.  EPLEA (Emergency Paid Leave Expansion Act)
  4.  CDC Guidelines
  5.  The interaction between FMLA and the COVID laws
  6.  The interaction between the ADA and the COVID laws
  7.  Related case studies
  8.  Sample scenarios
  9.  Policy considerations, and 
  10.  Best practices


Continuing HRCI Credit Information

This program has been pre-approved for 1.5 hours of General recertification credit hours through the HR Certification Institute. Use of the seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.


Continuing SHRM Credit

SHRM Recertification Provider
Park Avenue Presentations is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for 1.5 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit



This event will be presented live with a PowerPoint presentation to be viewed on your computer. You may listen to the audio of the webinar by telephone or through your computer. The PowerPoint slides will be provided shortly before the event. Once you register, you will receive an email which is your receipt and which includes your instructions for dialing in and logging on. You will also receive an email reminder 24 hours before the webinar.