Family and Medical Leave - Eliminate Confusion, Stay Compliant
Recorded On: 01/12/2022
Managing family and medical leave laws can be tricky, even with the best intentions. From penalties to damages and court fees, the cost of noncompliance isn’t cheap. Yet one of the greatest challenges, even for experienced employers and human resource (HR) practitioners, is properly administering the Family and Medical Leave Act FMLA. The FMLA can be technical, unwieldy and difficult to understand. This webinar will provide a plan of action for those in human resources and benefits administration anytime employees may be eligible for an FMLA leave of absence.
Topics be to be discussed:
- HR's responsibilities for ensuring that the employee is eligible and taking leave for an FMLA-qualifying reason.
- The legal definition of a serious health condition and how to accurately apply this definition when approving FMLA leave.
- The definitions of parent, spouse and child.
- What you can and can’ do as it relates to medical certifications and recertifications.
- How to handle intermittent and reduced schedule leave.
- Addressing reinstatement (same or an equivalent job).
- Best practices to avoid common mistakes.
- Tips for drafting an effective, legally compliant FMLA policy.
This webinar will be recorded and available on-demand shortly after the live webinar.
Chair of the Workplace Law Practice Group
Aaron Graves is the Chair of Bodman’s Workplace Law Practice Group. His expertise includes complex traditional labor issues, such as union-organizing, labor contract negotiations, grievance administration, restructuring/relocation of unionized businesses and handling unfair labor practice charges, under both the NLRA and RLA. He regularly handles employment matters, such as pre-hire screening, discrimination, harassment, wage-hour, policy administration, substance abuse, FMLA, discipline, whistleblower, retaliation, discharge and reductions in force.
Rebecca C. Seguin-Skrabucha
Associate- Workplace Law Practice Group, Bodman PLC
Rebecca Seguin-Skrabucha is a member of Bodman's Workplace Law Practice Group. She concentrates her practice in advising employers on compliance with state and federal employment and labor laws. She also has experience defending employers on a variety of employment claims before state and federal courts and before administrative agencies including the EEOC and the Michigan Department of Civil Rights. She has represented employers in disputes involving claims of discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, and alleged violations of the FLMA, ADA, ADEA, and FLSA.
One and a half (1.5) HR (General) recertification credit hour for PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.
One and a half (1.5) PDC for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.