fmla-how-to-avoid-legal-landmines

FMLA :- How to Avoid Legal Landmines

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  • 90 minutes
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     Oct 22, 2018 - Oct 26, 2018
  •   08:00 AM - 09:30 AM ET
    05:00 AM - 06:30 AM PT

The Family and Medical Leave Act is probably one of the most difficult federal law’s to navigate. Understanding the various terms, calculating the leave to which an employee is entitled, determining what benefits you must provide to employees while on leave can be a legal landmine. Managers and supervisors often get frustrated by absenteeism – particularly when it makes it so difficult to plan schedules because the absences are unpredictable.

Employers must also keep in mind that your manager or supervisor is the person that your employee will likely communicate a need for leave. If the supervisor does not inform human resources, the department often will not send out the paperwork that may be required under the Act.

In this webinar expert speaker Susan Fahey Desmond, will discuss the valuable points for human resource professionals who will need to train supervisors and managers in the future about what they can and cannot do under the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Session Highlights:

  • Personal liability of supervisors

  • Important definitions under the Family and Medical Leave Act

  • Calculating the leave to which an employee is entitled

  • Determining what benefits to which an employee is entitled

  • Avoiding interference claims under the Family and Medical Leave Act

  • Reinstatement rights of your employees after leave

  • Handling abuse of leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act

  • Running workers’ compensation concurrently

  • Avoiding retaliation claims upon return to work

Why You Should Attend:

This presentation will walk you through this legal landmine and provide with the nuts and bolts of what the Family and Medical Leave Act and will train your supervisors and managers to know when they should be picking up that phone to call human resources or send them an email. Learn how to administer FMLA leave correctly, whether qualified employees request this leave by name or not. FMLA training helps you.

Who Should Attend?

  • All supervisors and managers at companies with over 50 employees

  • All supervisors and managers of governmental entities


*You may ask your Question directly to our expert during the Q&A session.

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Susan  Desmond

Susan Desmond

Susan Fahey Desmond is a principal with Jackson Lewis PC. She has been representing management in all areas of labor and employment law for over 30 years. A frequent author and speaker, Ms. Desmond is listed in Best Lawyers in America and has been named by Chambers USA as one of America’s leading business lawyers for labor and employment law. She is also listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers and Louisiana Super Lawyers.

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