Employee Leave Benefits: How to Ensure Compliance and Stay Competitive
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Staying competitive in a tight labor market is driving change in all aspects of employee retention.

We are seeing a shift from traditional benefits like health insurance and 401k to those that focus more on overall employee well-being. Among them are employee leave benefits that offer more more work/life balance. And, with more employees working remotely, spread out over multiple states with different laws, compliance is becoming increasingly complex.

There is so much to be aware of and understand: federal laws governing employee leave including the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); Title VII of the Civil Rights Act in leaves involving religious accommodations; nearly 400 state leave laws that go beyond federal requirements, and local level rules like San Francisco’s Paid Parental Leave Ordinance (PPLO, or SFPPLO).

 As employers expand their employee leave programs, understanding how to maintain compliance is critical. 

 In this webinar you will learn:

  • To apply employee leave as a benefit to attract and retain talent.
  • To understand the major leave laws.
  • Tips to remain compliant.
  • Pitfalls to avoid.
  • How to ensure equity and inclusivity in leave programs?
  • How to train managers in responding to employee leave requests?
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Nicole Gouig
Director, People Advocate at Sparrow

After earning her Masters in HR Management from Golden Gate University, Nicole spent 10+ years working with SMBs in an HR consulting capacity at TriNet, a $6 billion valuation HR company. From advising the C-Level team on HR strategy to helping managers draft PIPs to helping an employee understand the leave of absence process, she’s developed a wide range of HR expertise over the years.

As the Director, People Advocate at Sparrow, she serves as a thought leader and subject matter expert to help educate the market about how to navigate and manage leave in such a way that focuses on compliance, but more intentionally, the employee experience.

Sparrow combines streamlined automation with expert service to handle any type of leave in the US and Canada eliminating stress to the employer and the employee. With Sparrow, employers can save countless hours of time and money, and employees can focus on the reasons why they went out on leave, whether it's welcoming a new addition to their family, taking care of a loved one, or tending to one’s own health.