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Course/Product Description
Title:

FMLA Abuse: Legal Strategies for Identifying and Preventing it in Your Organization

SKU:WC-1020187
Date / Time: Recorded
Format: Webinar
Description:

The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) protects employees from losing their jobs if they have to take time off for certain reasons such as their own or a family member’s serious health condition. It's also becoming rife with abuse as more and more employees use it as cover for time off for non-qualifying situations. With the Labor Department expanding the law to include same-sex spouses it has just made it more complex for HR.

How can you comply with FMLA obligations while vigilantly remaining alert to potential abuse? If you suspect your employee is claiming FMLA for illegitimate reasons, what can you do? And how do you handle the employee who always takes intermittent leave around the weekends or near holidays? When is it okay to get second opinions on medical decisions? What about asking for recertification?

Join us to get answers to these questions as well as legal tips on other measures you can take to identify FMLA fraud, discourage it from happening, and put a stop to it.

Learning Objectives

  • Keys to identifying FMLA abuse
  • How much time is enough to establish a pattern of abuse
  • Ways to train frontline supervisors on FMLA policies
  • When to get a second opinion to determine if the employee/family member has a serious health condition
  • Once an employee is certified for FMLA, when is it okay require recertification?
  • Call-in policies and procedures as a means to control intermittent leave
  • Keeping communication open with employees using FMLA
  • And much more
About Your Presenter

Francine Esposito, Esq.
Partner
Day Pitney LLP

Francine Esposito has been a labor and employment practitioner for more than 20 years. Ms. Esposito regularly represents employers before various administrative agencies, at labor arbitrations, in employment-related litigation, and conducts harassment and other workplace investigations. She also has extensive experience in designing and conducting training for employers on a wide array of employment-related topics, including but not limited to, harassment and discrimination awareness, diversity, FMLA, interviewing and hiring, wage and hour compliance, conducting internal investigations, effective documentation, effective employee relations, and union avoidance. Ms. Esposito has represented employers in the logistics, banking, hospitality, media, healthcare, telecommunications, retail, casino, accounting, real estate, engineering and construction, and utility industries as well as educational institutions, among others.
Register today to learn how to put a stop to FMLA abuse at your organization.

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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
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