2021 FMLA Virtual Master Class: Advanced Skills for Employee Leave Management

September 28-29, 2021 | 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST daily | Virtual

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Overview

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The U.S. Department of Labor recently released its fiscal year data for 2020 and while last year was unusual to say the least, one thing that remained the same: Employers continued to violate the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), resulting in $1,168,898 in back wages paid to impacted employees. Don’t end up becoming another statistic, get a firm grasp on the FMLA and remain in compliance today!

FMLA leave is a more complex topic than it may seem. Basically, for any eligible employee at a covered employer, up to 12 weeks of leave must be provided each year for a qualifying event or events. While this may seem pretty straightforward, administering FMLA leave can actually be fairly complicated.

There are often multiple levels of the organization involved in administering FMLA. First, there’s the employee who needs to take the leave and who may or may not use the term “FMLA” or something related when requesting time off.

Also, a large percentage of employees will request leave from their direct supervisor, not from an HR FMLA expert, which means there are many more people who have to understand at least FMLA basics. Next, the direct supervisor isn’t necessarily going to be responsible for administering and tracking FMLA leave, especially when taken intermittently. These issues create ample opportunities for missteps.

This issue of complexity demonstrates why FMLA leave compliance can be tricky even for employers with the best of intentions. Don’t let your company fall into a compliance trap! Become a master of the FMLA and simplify your leave program after attending our popular virtual master class, where you’ll learn:

  • How to determine FMLA eligibility quickly and easily,
  • What qualifies as a serious health condition,
  • Tips and guidance for “gray area” conditions, including multiple concurrent conditions,
  • The “do’s and don’ts” of return-to-work certifications,
  • Handling suspected FMLA abuse without running afoul of the law,
  • How to manage intermittent and reduced-schedule leave,
  • How the FMLA and the ADA interact,
  • And more!

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Agenda At A Glance

September 28, 2021
12:00 p.m. - 12:05 p.m. EST
Presenter Introductions
12:05 p.m. - 1:05 p.m. EST
FMLA Eligibility: Getting It Right
1:05 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. EST
Break
1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. EST
Managing Serious Health Conditions and Medical Certifications
2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. EST
Break
2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. EST
Meeting FMLA Deadlines: Notification, Curbing Abuse, and Preventing Claims
3:45 p.m. - 3:55 p.m. EST
Break
3:55 p.m. - 4:55 p.m. EST
Q&A with Presenter
4:55 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST
Closing Remarks
September 29, 2021
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST
Mastering the Tough FMLA Issues
1:05 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. EST
Break
1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. EST
All Together Now: Coordinating FMLA with ADA, Workers’ Comp, and State Family Leave Laws
2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. EST
30-Minute Break
2:45 p.m.- 3:45 p.m. EST
Applying Your Knowledge
3:45 p.m.- 3:55 p.m. EST
Break
3:55 p.m. - 4:55 p.m. EST
Q&A with Presenter
4:55 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST
Closing Remarks