A roadmap for navigating COVID-19 leave laws

May 5, 2020

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) established new leave entitlements to help employees affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. In this webinar with HR Executive, Unum law experts Ellen McCann and Daris Freeman take employers on a virtual road trip through the process of determining whether employees are entitled to paid or job-protected leave under the FFCRA’s Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and/or the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act.

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Ellen McCann

Assistant Vice President, Legal Counsel, Unum's Employment Law Group

Ellen McCann is an acclaimed national speaker on leave management issues, including the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). She is also a certified trainer for the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) and continuing education (CE) credit. As Assistant Vice President, Legal Counsel for Unum’s Employment Law Group, Ellen advises Human Resources on all employment-related legal issues. She also provides legal support to Unum’s Absence Management Center, which provides leave administration services to its customers. Presently, Unum’s leave administration product includes administration of close to 200 state leave laws in addition to FMLA and covers close to 3 million lives. Ellen has been employed by Unum for 23 years and worked for a law firm in Boston for seven years prior to joining Unum.

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Daris Freeman

Assistant Vice President, Legal Counsel, Unum

As Assistant Vice President, Legal Counsel for Unum, Daris’s primary responsibility is to support Unum’s Absence Management Center which administers FMLA, paid leave, ADA and over 200 complementary state laws. Daris partners with the operation and their clients to develop compliant solutions for their unique absence management challenges. Most recently, her time has been dedicated to the paid leave landscape, implementing solutions for customers and working with state agencies on development of their programs.

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