Thursday, April 9, 2020, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CDT

   Understanding Leave

      • Which employers must adhere to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

      • Who is eligible under the new Act

      • What is included under the expanded Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

      • What paid sick leave requirements employers are required to adhere to during a public health crisis

      • How long the provisions of this Act are in place

      • If an employee’s job is protected

      • When an employee may use accrued Paid Time Off

      • What notifications employees are required to provide employers when out on leave

      • How multi-unit sites must comply

      • What happens to unused Emergency Paid Sick Leave at the end of the year or when an employee leaves his or her job


   Understanding Layoff & Furlough

      • What is the difference between layoff and furlough

      • What do you need to consider when laying off or furloughing employees

      • How to legally layoff or furlough employees

      • How reductions in force could effect some loans being offered to small businesses  

Webinar Instructions

All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion can be downloaded in PDF form upon passing a short quiz. A link to the quiz will be sent to each qualifying attendee immediately after the webinar. The certificate can be downloaded from the Results page of the quiz upon scoring 80% or higher.

Webinars are presented via GoToWebinar, an easy-to-use application that can be run on most systems and tablets. Instructions and login information will be provided in an email sent close to the date of the webinar. It is highly recommended that you download, install and test the application before the webinar begins by clicking on the link in the email.

GoToWebinar App requirements: 
Windows 7 – 10 or Mac OSX 10.9 (Mavericks) – 10.14 (Mojave)

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The two most recent version of the following browsers:
Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge
Internet Explorer v11 (or later) with Flash enabled

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     1.0 CPE Hour


     1.0 California CLE Hour
     1.0 New York CLE Hour
     1.0 Texas CLE Hours
     1.0 Arizona CLE Hour
     1.0 New Hampshire CLE Hour
     1.0 Vermont CLE Hour

Due to the sudden economic disruption caused by the coronavirus and timeliness of this information, HalfMoon Education is unable to secure attorney CLE credits in most states. However, attorneys licensed in many states are permitted to seek CLE approval after the presentations take place. Refer to specific state rules or licensing board officials to determine eligibility. Contact HalfMoon Education if assistance is needed to apply.


Continuing Education Credit Information

This webinar is open to the public. It offers CPAs 1.0 intermediate level CPE hour in the area of personnel and human resources. Prior knowledge of employee benefits is beneficial, and no advance preparation for this course is required. Courses taken from NASBA-registered CPE providers are accepted by the NYSED and most accountancy boards.

HalfMoon Education Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: Sponsor No. 103015.

HalfMoon Education registered with the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy as a CPE sponsor. This registration does not constitute an endorsement by the Board as to the quality of the CPE program.

HalfMoon Education is an approved CLE provider for attorneys licensed in California, New York, Texas, and Vermont, and this course provides 1.0 CLE hour. This course offers Arizona and New Hampshire 1.0 CLE hour; courses are not subject to preapproval.

Attorneys licensed in the states not shown above have the ability to seek course approval after participation, in most cases. Applications are usually found on CLE board web sites. Contact HalfMoon Education if assistance is needed to apply.

Attendance will be monitored, and a brief knowledge retention quiz will be administered after the presentation (multiple attempts allowed). Certificates of completion will be provided via email upon successful completion of the quiz.


Shavon Smith

Ms. Smith founded The SJS Law Firm, PLLC in 2014 and quickly gained a reputation as a business attorney who couples her legal background with strong business acumen. Ms. Smith serves as general counsel to small business owners and has dedicated her practice to counseling business owners, start-ups, and entrepreneurs on a range of legal issues. She serves a diverse client base across multiple industry segments including franchisees, government contractors, construction companies, professional service organizations, and retailers just to name a few. Her clients call on her for counseling on a range of employment issues, for guidance with corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, commercial litigation, and end-to-end contract support.