Paid Leave for Federal Contractor and Subcontractor Employees: Preparing for the New Requirements

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CD Only                 $349.00 includes CD and materials
Duration: 90 minutes including question and answer period.
Presenter(s): Cheryl Behymer, partner, Fisher & Phillips LLP
Price: $349.00, CD includes full audio presentation, question and answer session and presentation slides. CD option is subject to a $5.95 handling charge.
CE Credits: This program has been approved for 1.5 general recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.
Who Should Attend? HR, financial officers, CEOs, in-house counsel, affirmative action/EEO officers, federal contractors and subcontractors

Under the Executive Order signed by President Obama, federal contractors and subcontractors will be required to provide their workers up to seven or more days of paid sick leave per year. Employers, however, will have some time to come into compliance, as the new rule only applies to contracts that are solicited or awarded starting on January 1, 2017. Coming into compliance may not be as straightforward as it appears. There are questions concerning how the new rules affect employers who already offer paid employee leave, for what purposes paid sick leave may be used, carryover of leave from one year to the next, accrued leave for reinstated workers, accrual periods, etc. Federal contractors and subcontractors will be gearing up to make sure that they will be ready for the new paid leave requirements. Please join Cheryl Behymer, attorney at law, as she explains the new paid leave requirements emphasizing areas that both employers who currently offer paid leave and those that will be offering paid leave for the first time will need to understand in order to be in compliance and avoid possible consequences.


Just a sampling of what this webinar will cover:

  • The time frames for compliance
  • The new requirements in detail and a discussion of their impact for both employers who currently offer paid sick leave and for those who will be offering paid leave for the first time
  • How the new paid leave requirements potentially impact current FMLA, ADA, etc. compliance
  • Issues related to the coordination of benefits-related issues
  • The requirement to provide paid leave for both full-time and part-time employees and how to calculate accrued paid leave
  • What paid leave may be used for
  • Accrual and carryover of accrued paid leave
  • Accrual requirements for reinstated workers


Your conference leader for “Paid Leave for Federal Contractor and Subcontractor Employees: Preparing for the New Requirements” is Cheryl Behymer, attorney at law. Ms. Behymer is a partner in the Columbia, South Carolina office of Fisher and Phillips LLP. She is co-chair of the firm’s Affirmative Action and Federal Contract Compliance Practice Group. She assists clients by providing timely and practical counsel and training in affirmative action, workplace harassment, employee leave issues, and other labor and employment issues. Cheryl regularly advises clients on affirmative action and employment law matters, including international EEO. Cheryl defends employers who are responding to administrative charges, actively involved in litigation, or are participating in compliance reviews conducted by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. Cheryl prepares affirmative action plans for federal contractors and subcontractors and assists clients with self-audits. She also defends employers in multi-plaintiff lawsuits, including class and collective actions. Cheryl is a frequent presenter on harassment and affirmative action updates. She is also past chair of the South Carolina Diversity Council, a committee of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, and a diversity fellow of The Diversity Leadership Institute affiliated with the Riley Institute at Furman University. Cheryl also participates in the Diversity Recruitment Consortium. Ms Behymer received her J.D. degree from Catholic University of America, Washington D.C.


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