How to Identify, Investigate, Deny and Terminate FMLA Abuse

Duration: 60 Minutes
This webinar will assist employers with effective strategies to identify, investigate, and terminate FMLA abusers. Additionally, employers will learn when it is appropriate to deny FMLA requests.
FMLA
Instructor: Vanessa G Nelson
Product ID: 501166
Objectives of the Presentation
  • FMLA overview
  • Which employers are covered
  • Creating and/or updating the employee leave policy
  • Determining the appropriate "leave year" period to implement
  • Which employees are entitled to FMLA
  • The definition of a "serious health condition"
  • Eligible reasons for leave
  • Employee notice(s)
  • Determining Health Care Providers
  • Calculating leave entitlement and intermittent leave
  • Definition of fraud
  • Patterns of abuse
  • How to investigate suspected FMLA abuse
  • How to deal with FMLA abusers
  • Recertification
  • When to deny an FMLA request
  • When to transfer an employee covered under FMLA
  • How to terminate an employee on FMLA
Why Should you Attend
Confusing regulations, along with numerous changes to the FMLA law, as well as, conflicting court decisions, cause FMLA to be one of the biggest compliance headaches for employers. A major FMLA frustration for employers is not knowing what to do when an employee appears to be abusing FMLA and fraudulently using approved leave for non-FMLA purposes. Many employers feel helpless.

It is crucial that employers identify and terminate FMLA abusers; however, employers must proceed with caution when dealing with FMLA abuse; as the cost of violating the law can be massive. For instance, a fired Chase Manhattan Regional Manager won a federal jury verdict of more than $2.2 million in an employment discrimination suit alleging violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Additionally, employees that abuse FMLA create a negative impact on company productivity, cause problems with customer service and employee morale; as well as increased costs via administration, overtime and covering shifts. Some employers also report experiencing as much as a 30% absenteeism rate on any given day due to FMLA abuse.

Who can Benefit
  • Directors
  • VPs
  • CFOs
  • Business Owners
  • HR Consultants and Representatives
  • Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Anyone who is responsible for administering FMLA
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Instructor Profile:
Vanessa G. Nelson, MSA, SPHR, CLRL is founder and President of award-winning Expert Human Resources, which she founded to help companies maintain employment law compliance, avoid workplace litigation, reduce costs, and increase revenue.

Vanessa established Expert Human Resources in 2009, after observing companies' frustrations in complying with constantly changing employment laws as well as continually dealing with workplace litigations and fines. Vanessa realized that a lot of the litigious situations that businesses encountered could be avoided by their being proactive and implementing updated polices and applying them correctly. Vanessa also recognized that many companies could not afford a full-time HR person, or department, to assist in maintaining compliance with employment laws, as well as applying policies and practices correctly; therefore she established a "portable HR" to accommodate those businesses.

Vanessa is a results-oriented HR Consultant with a unique background in business management, spanning over 29 years at two major medical centers in Michigan. Her expertise includes: HR audits, labor relations, employment laws, employee relations, workplace investigations, and policies and procedures. Additionally, Ms. Nelson has worked with companies to implement processes to improve conflict management and employee relations and conducted harassment training to improve company efficiencies. She has helped companies save hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Ms. Nelson received her Master of Science in Administration/Human Resources Management from Central Michigan University, and a Bachelor in Business Management from Northwood University. She holds the Certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) credential from Human Resources Certification Institute, Certified Labor Relations Leader (CLRL) from Michigan State University, and is Six Sigma White Belt certified.


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