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Managing the Headaches of FMLA: Understanding Compliance and How to Handle Leave Abuse (HRM652E)

Presented by: Natalie Ivey, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
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90 minutes
  •  Tue, June 23, 2015
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1.5 Credits

Strategies to Identify, Document and Confront FMLA Leave Abusers in Your Workplace.

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a complicated law, but yet employees seem to know it pretty well. Today, the FMLA is often called "The Friday-Monday Leave Act" because employees "conveniently" get their episodic conditions, like migraine headaches, on days that run in conjunction with their off days.

Some of these leave cases are definitely legitimate. However, there are a lot of them that are not--and employees are using the system to suit their own agendas. This causes a great deal of discord with other employees, who must pull up the extra slack when the FMLA Abuser is "out again."

Today, it is up to HR professionals to truly understand FMLA compliance, follow consistent documentation procedures, do good FML case management, and conduct internal investigations into leave abuse situations.

In this live audio conference by expert speaker Natalie Ivey, you will learn how to identify "FMLA abusers" and exactly what you can do to deal with them effectively. You will have the knowledge and skills to take decisive action in even the most delicate situations.

What You Will Learn:

  • Employer obligations under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA);
  • Changes to the FMLA that make it easier for employers to curb abuse;
  • The most common abuses of FMLA and why it's happening;
  • Strategies for identifying abuse, how to effectively document FMLA to confront abusers, and how to take effective steps managing FMLA abuse investigations;
  • Types of company policies you must have in place to effectively manage FMLA leave-and abusers of leave;
  • How to leverage your internal resources to prevent FMLA abuse;
  • How to identify abuse and the individuals you need to involve in an internal investigation;
  • The basic steps in how to conduct an effective investigation and how to acquire physical, documentary, and testimonial evidence;
  • The risks in just getting testimonial evidence to support a FMLA abuse case; and
  • How to evaluate investigative findings and prepare a report that is court-ready.

Who should attend?

  • HR Professionals
  • Senior HR Professionals
  • HR Managers & Directors
  • HR Personnel
  • Employee Relations Professionals
About Our Speaker(s)

Natalie Ivey | Professional Development Training SpeakerNatalie Ivey MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Natalie Ivey, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP is an HR consultant, professional speaker, author, and educator within the HR profession. She has more than two decades of leadership and HR management experience with Fortune 500 organizations and in working as a trusted advisor and consultant to business leaders both in the United St... More info

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