FMLA, Managing Attendance & Supporting Employees During COVID-19

(Virtual Event)




Wednesday, February 17, 2021 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CST)


GRHRA Members - $5 | Guests - $10


***This program has been approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit through SHRM***


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Human Resources professionals have been presented with many opportunities to lead within their organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Employees are absent from work more and need HR to lead more than ever. Managers are needing employees to work to sustain operational and financial integrity and need HR to lead more than ever. Both are coming to HR leaders asking, “What am I supposed to do?”  This is the leadership opportunity HR leaders have been waiting for, but we find ourselves asking the same question, “What am I supposed to do?”


During our time together, we will explore how to best balance the needs of employees and managers, how to manage attendance and the potential overlap with the provisions of The Family & Medical Leave Act, and strategies to answer the question, “What am I supposed to do?” 


In this presentation, participants will learn...

  • about the provisions of the Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and how absences related to COVID-19 may qualify for protection under FMLA.
  • best practices for managing attendance
  • how to support employees and their families while balancing the operational needs of their organizations.


About the Presenter: 

Nathan Stucky is Executive Director of Human Resources for Mercy Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa. Nathan has been with Mercy Iowa City for the past 4 months and prior to Mercy, Nathan was Director of Faculty & Staff Leave & Disability Services at the University of Iowa.


Nathan describes himself as a “self-proclaimed HR Jock” and has worked in a number of industries including education, local government, healthcare, and retail. Nathan is an Iowa native who grew up in Atlantic, and split his high school years in Atlantic, Humboldt, and Marshalltown.  Nathan received his BA degrees in Business Management/Human Resources and Music from the University of Northern Iowa, and his MBA from the University of Dubuque. Nathan lives in Iowa City with his very soon to be wife Katie, and their three sons Payton, Evan, and Vinny.







10:00AM - 11:00AM Wed 17 Feb 2021 ( Timezone: Central )

Virtual Event Instructions:

Look Who's Coming:

Rachel Gustafson
Ann Jackson
  Berry Global
Stacey Cary
Laura Flanagan
  Management Resource Group
Lea Dies
  McCarthy-Bush Corporation
Christopher Bayer
Shelly Chapman
Kristal Schriner
  The Arc of the Quad Cities Area
Eileen Smith
Theresa Arth
Teresa Hutchinson
Liz McCredden
Michelle Harrell
  Allied Valve Inc.
Kimberly Datisman
Jennifer Bohler
Anna Guzman
  Group O, Inc.
Patti Kenyon
Joy Schmidt
  Modern Woodmen
Rhonda Harksen
  Stanley Consultants, Inc.
Natalie Nieman
  Modern Woodmen of America
Kelly Green
Drue Curry
Joanna Miller
  Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois
Mary Jones
  Management Resource Group, LTD.
Katy Joyce
  Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center
Melody Harris
  Group O
Breeanna McCaw
  Group O
Ali Grise
Rachel Ricketts
Joanna Davis
Nicholas Hanna
Paula Kirkwood
Lisa Burke Martin
Leonna Ellis
Morgan Dunn
Sarah Wallace
... a total of 37 guests.
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