Webinar Recording: Paid Sick Leave vs. Paid Medical Leave – Beyond the Basics

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In April 2022, we presented a back-to-basics webinar exploring the interplay between paid sick leave and paid medical leave. This follow-up webinar moved past the basics and addressed more advanced topics in this space.

During this webinar, we dove deeper into the topics introduced during the back-to-basics session, investigating questions such as whether a one-size-fits-all paid time off (PTO) policy can cover paid sick or paid family and medical leave (PFML) laws and how an employer can coordinate the usage of PTO, paid sick leave, short-term disability, parental bonding leave, and statutory paid family and medical leave. If you’ve ever been plagued by these issues — or considerations of the pros and cons of front loading versus accrual-based paid sick leave, how waiting periods for various laws interact, and optional versus mandatory state leave law provisions — we answered all these questions and more, preparing you to take your absence management program beyond the basics.


  • Lori Welty, Esq., Senior Product Compliance Attorney, FINEOS
  • Charles Price, JD, Product Manager, Best Practices, FINEOS


This webinar qualifies for the following CEUs: 1 ADMS, 1 CDMS, 1 CLMS, 1 PHR, and 1 SHRM. If you are interested in receiving continuing education credit for the recorded webinar, you will need to watch the full webinar, and then download your certificate of attendance from the “Webinar Recording and Continuing Education” tab.

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