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

March 24, 2021 - March 25, 2021 | 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily | Virtual

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Overview

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Congress enacted the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which provided paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave to employees who contracted COVID-19, or had to take care a family member with the virus.

Unfortunately, the FFCRA expired on December 31, 2021, and with no replacement in sight, employers must now go back to administering Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to employees who become sick or must take care of an ill loved one.

Managing leave under the FMLA has its challenges. Employers need to ensure that all HR staff and all managers who deal with employee leave requests are well-versed in the finer details of FMLA-related leave. HR professionals, in particular, should understand who is eligible for leave, how much they’re eligible for, how to track FMLA absences, and how intermittent FMLA leave is managed.

Administering FMLA leave can be made easier if you have a clear procedure that employees understand and can easily utilize when the need for leave arises. Additionally, HR professionals must understand the various forms and deadlines for remaining compliant under the FMLA, in addition to other federal laws like the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and workers’ compensation claims.

Become a master of the FMLA and simplify your leave program after attending our brand new FMLA 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!

Industry Leading Speakers

Agenda At A Glance

Wednesday, March 24, 2021
12:00 p.m. – 12:05 p.m.
Presenter Introduction(s)
12:05 p.m. – 1:05 p.m.
FMLA Eligibility: Getting It Right
1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Managing Serious Health Conditions and Medical Certifications
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Meeting FMLA Deadlines: Notification, Curbing Abuse, and Preventing Claims
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Q&A with Presenter
Thursday, March 25, 2021
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Mastering the Tough FMLA Issues
1:15p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
All Together Now: Coordinating FMLA with ADA, Workers’ Comp, and State Family Leave Laws
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Applying Your Knowledge
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Final Questions and Closing