CFRA/FMLA Leave Abuse in California: How to Identify and Avoid Legal Pitfalls

Duration: 60 Minutes
The administration of these the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) leaves can be confusing and time-consuming. Employees are becoming more sophisticated in abusing the system and many companies feel it is a problem they are helpless to stop. FMLA/CFRA rules and regulations provide employers with guidelines to help prevent abuse.
CFRA/FMLA Leave Abuse
Product ID: 507137
Objectives of the Presentation
In this course, you will learn about:
  • How to successfully navigate the overlap between FMLA/CFRA leave, reasonable accommodations and workers compensation
  • How to properly document the transition from one leave type to the next
  • The proper method for curing medical certificates or getting second and third opinions
  • Whether and when you can discipline an employee for abuse of leave
  • How to appropriately issue discipline to an employee on or back from leave
  • How to deny leave based on non-compliance with medical certification requests
Why Should you Attend
Employers often struggle with abuse and frauds of protected leaves such as those granted by FMLA/CFRA yet feel uncertain how they can avoid the complex issues and protect their own financial and business needs. Employers must comply with their obligations under the FMLA/CFRA while vigilantly remaining alert to potential family and medical leaves abuse. FMLA and CFRA provide important and valuable benefits to many employees.

Who will Benefit
ALL California employers, Supervisors, Human Resources staff and executives, Payroll staff and executives, General Counsel.

Topic Background
Application of the Family and Medical Leave Act and the California Family Rights Act sometimes has Employers running scared. The overlap between FMLA/CFRA, reasonable accommodations and workers compensation is often confusing and seemingly complicated. Employers sometimes wonder whether they can require an employee to cure medical certificates that are vague or ambiguous, or which just seem "off." Employers may be intimidated to issue discipline to an employee who has fraudulently submitted medical documents to substantiate the need for a leave, otherwise abused their leave, or who was already under-performing before they ever requested leave. This course will clear up the confusion and help you gain the confidence to move forward with necessary employment actions.
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Instructor Profile:
Jacquiline M. Wagner, Esq., is the president of JMW Seminars, LLC - working to improve the performance of employees and supervisors. Ms. Wagner uniquely understands the needs of business owners and employers when it comes to educating employees. For almost twenty years, she has enjoyed the honor of training hundreds of employees and supervisors in an assortment of industries concerning all aspects of employment law.

Stemming from that experience, she has designed a wide array of engaging human resources, employment law, motivational, business acumen, professional development, continuing education and leadership courses and presentations.

In addition to spearheading JMW Seminars, LLC, Ms. Wagner is a principal human resources and continuing education trainer on behalf of the Office of General Counsel for the Los Angeles Unified School District, where she serves as Assistant General Counsel.
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