Dealing with and Preventing Employee Leave Abuse

01:00 PM ET | 10:00 AM PT | 12:00 PM CT Duration 90 Minutes

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How you can minimize your company’s exposure to employee abuse of family and medical leave

Description

Suppose one or more of your employees has taken a leave of absence, and your company or department is buckling under the added stress—and you suspect that one or more of those employees may be taking advantage, and may not really be in need of family or medical leave – or may even not be entitled to it. What if one or more of your employees asks for intermittent leave? Administration of continuous leave can be challenging enough. Intermittent leave presents its own administrative challenges. How do you keep track of everything and ensure that your employees are abusing their leave? You can curb employee leave abuse. But how do you do it? Don’t despair!
This webinar will help you get a working knowledge of how you can minimize your company’s exposure to employee abuse of family and medical leave – be it under the FMLA, ADA, or workers’ comp or other applicable family and medical leave laws.

Why Should You Attend

Leave abuse impacts your company in numerous ways, and virtually all of them ultimately impact your company’s bottom line. The FMLA, the ADA/ADAAA and workers’ comp laws, in addition to state and local leave laws intersect in such a way as to add many layers to an employer’s already complex and nuanced obligations. By attending this webinar you will know what tools you have at your disposal to effectively manage employee leave and how to minimize the likelihood of leave abuse.

Areas Covered

•          Defining Leave Abuse
•          Common Ways Employees Abuse Leave Time
•          Determining Eligibility
•          Certifications
•          Notice Requirements
•          Documentation
•          Fitness for Duty Certifications
•          Key Employees and Reinstatement
•          Reasonable Accommodations under the ADA/ADAAA
•          Job Descriptions
•          Tools for curbing FMLA Abuse
•          Investigations of Suspected Leave Abuse
•          Specific issues relating to intermittent leave
               •      Medical documentation & Intermittent Leave
               •      FMLA Honest Belief Defense and Intermittent Leave
               •      Attendance and punctuality as essential job functions under the ADA
               •      Indefinite Leave
And more...

Who will Benefit

•          H.R. Managers and Directors
•          Leave Administrators
•          Benefits Administrators
•          Business Owners
•          CEO’s
•          Senior Managers
•          Front-Line and Middle Managers

Industries who can attend

This 90-minute online course is intended for professionals in the All industries and companies


Speaker Profile

Janette Levey Frisch

Janette Levey Frisch,employment and hr attorney

Janette Levey Frisch is the founder of The EmpLAWyerologist Firm, has over 20 years of legal experience, more than 10 of which she has spent in Employment Law. It was during her tenure as sole in-house counsel for a mid-size staffing company headquartered in Central New Jersey, with operations all over the continental US, that she truly developed her passion for Employment Law.

Janette and The EmpLAWyerologist Firm operate under this core belief: It is possible, and it is in an employer's best interest, to proactively solve workforce challenges before they become problems, before they result in lawsuits or steep fines caused by government audits.

Janette works with employers on most employment law issues, acting as the Employer's Legal Wellness Professional - to ensure that employers are in the best position possible to avoid litigation, audits, employee relations problems, and the attendant, often exorbitant costs. Janette authors the firm's weekly blog, where you can read each week, in plain English (not legalese) about issues impacting employers today. Janette has written articles on many different employment law issues for many publications, including EEO Insight, Staffing Industry Review, @Law, and Chief Legal Officer.

Janette has also spoken and trained on topics, such as Criminal Background Checks in the Hiring Process, Joint Employment, Severance Arrangements, Pre-Employment Screening among many, many others.

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