Top 10 FMLA Policy Mistakes: How To Avoid the Most Hazardous Compliance Tripwires

Webinar: ID# 1025133
Recorded On-Demand
About This Course:
Fulfilling the various requirements of the federal Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA) can be both cumbersome and confusing for HR.

Employees on FMLA may be out for long periods of time, or short intermittent chunks of time. Especially with intermittent leaves, managing the calendar in order to keep track of leave entitlements can get confusing, not to mention chasing down the appropriate medical certifications without violating employees’ privacy rights.

It’s enough to discourage even the most experienced HR professional. But help is here.

Join us for an in-depth webinar that will outline the top 10 compliance tripwires to avoid when developing your FMLA policy and putting it into practice. You’ll learn the most common and potentially confusing FMLA mistakes employers make and how to minimize the risk of legal liability under the law.

You’ll learn:
  • How to make sure eligibility requirements are clearly spelled out so there’s no question as to who’s eligible and who isn’t
  • How errors concerning designation of the FMLA year may occur
  • How to manage the calculation of FMLA leave increments
  • How to navigate when paid family leave requirements may apply—and how those interact and intersect with FMLA
  • When an employee’s failure to follow customary call-in procedures is not a disqualifier for taking FMLA leave
  • When requests for medical certification or for clarification on previously submitted certification is permitted, under what circumstances, and to what extent
  • Particularly treacherous FMLA situations that could trigger additional protections and potential liability under the federal
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
About Your Presenter:

Todd Alan Ewan, Esq.
Fisher & Phillips, LLP

Todd Ewan is a partner in Fisher Phillips LLP’s Philadelphia office. His practice focuses on defending employment related claims in federal, state, and administrative venues, as well as advising clients on statutory compliance issues. He is routinely involved in cases in which discrimination based on race, gender, age, disability, national origin, and/or religion have been alleged, as well as cases in which former employees have claimed sexual harassment, breach of employment contract, defamation, and wrongful termination. Additionally, Mr. Ewan provides training and guidance to employers with respect to complying with employment statutes including the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VII, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the Fair Labor Standards Act. Clients also ask him to prepare employee handbooks, personnel policies and procedures, employee contracts and separation agreements, and to provide seminars to employees regarding statutes and/or policies with which they need to be familiar. Todd frequently speaks about topics related to labor and employment laws. He was recognized in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers – Rising Stars in 2006 and 2007.
Top 10 FMLA Policy Mistakes: How To Avoid the Most Hazardous Compliance Tripwires
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