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FMLA/CFRA Abuse: Practical and Legal Ways to Prevent Employees from Working the System

SKU:WC-1012614
Date / Time: Recorded
Format: Webinar
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Do you have an employee who may be abusing the right to take leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act or the California Family Rights Act, but feel you have no real recourse since they're taking "protected" leave?

No employer should be afraid to hold employees accountable for their actions for fear of legal entanglements. FMLA and CFRA rules and regulations provide substantive guidance on the steps employers can legally take to curb abuse.

The right to thwart FMLA/CFRA abuse doesn't come without risks. It's important to walk the legal line carefully when investigating potential claims of abuse and disciplining employees appropriately; otherwise, there's a good chance you could run the risk of sparking interference or retaliation claims.

Don't miss our California-specific webinar where you'll learn:

  • The type of advance notice you can require before honoring leave requests in certain instances
  • Best practices for how to craft your attendance policy so you can take disciplinary action against workers who don't provide adequate documentation for repeated absences
  • How to spot patterns of potential abuse, including the dreaded "Monday/Friday syndrome"
  • Your right to enforce a policy requiring employees on protected FMLA/CFRA leave to stay close to home while on leave
  • Key instructions to give every employee who is using authorized intermittent leave when calling in their absence
  • Tips for dealing with medical providers so you get complete and sufficient medical certifications/re-certifications
  • How to identify suspected tampering on certification forms submitted by an employee and not directly from the medical provider
  • What to do when an employee's postings on Facebook or through other social media suggest that leave abuse may be occurring
  • What you should never do concerning social media when you suspect an employee of FMLA/CFRA abuse
  • How far you can go to catch a FMLA/CFRA abuser in the act - and what you need to consider before having an employee tailed
  • How to lawfully disqualify employees on leave from certain bonuses as a way to combat abuse
  • How to prevent retaliation or leave interference claims when investigating FMLA/CFRA abuse
  • And much more!

In just 90 minutes, you'll learn what you need to start curbing FMLA/CFRA abuse in your workplace. Register now for this timely event risk-free.

About your presenter:

Attorney Mary Topliff founded the Law Offices of Mary L. Topliff in San Francisco in 1997 after practicing civil and employment litigation for nine years. The firm specializes in employment law counseling, training and compliance, focusing on practical solutions to avoid costly legal issues. She has advised many organizations regarding a wide variety of leave of absence and disability accommodation issues, provided training to managers and human resources professionals and has crafted customized policies and procedures to comply with legal requirements. She is a published author and frequent speaker on legal issues impacting the workplace.

Cannot Attend The Live Presentation?

This presentation is also available in a recorded format, in CD version, as shown in the pricing options below.

About Webcasts / Audio Conferences / Podcasts:

Webcasts, audio conferences, and podcasts are presentations that you attend via the Internet, phone, or mobile device at a specified date and time for "live" versions, or at your convenience for "recorded" and "On-Demand" versions.

The live versions are interactive, meaning that participants can ask questions in real time, plus are a very cost-effective form of training because 1) you receive fast, convenient learning without any out-of-office time; 2) you can invite as many colleagues as you'd like to listen in on a single phone line; 3) you incur no travel expenses; and 4) you and your colleagues are back at work immediately after the session ends!

And though with recorded versions you do lose the ability to ask questions, you gain the ability to hear the presentation numerous times and to share it with others in your office.

Handout materials and the phone number for live presentations are made available to you prior to the event via email from the presenter and from the "MyAccount" link on the menu bar. Copies of the presentations are included with recorded versions.

Licenses / Designations / Educational Credits:PHR / SPHR Re-Certification Credits
All US States: 1.5
About The Provider: BLR® is the leader in helping organizations, and their employees, reduce safety, environmental and employment compliance-related legal exposure, stay on the right side of law, and achieve their full potential. We offer best-in-class compliance product and services that includes news, information & analysis, best practice guidance, employee training and turn-key tools delivered in a wide range of formats from online applications, live events and websites to books, CD's, Video, Posters and newsletters geared to all sized organizations and industries.
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Keywords For This Course:

FMLA abuse, CFRA abuse, intermittent leaves abuse, social media and FMLA

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