Intermittent Leave Under FMLA: How to Manage the Unexpected
Program ID 2924317
Thursday, Oct 10th 2019
12:30 pm - 03:00 pm (EST)
2.0 Credits
Course Description:
When an employee needs time away from work for an illness or injury or due to the birth of a child, the employee is concerned about two things—(1) Will I still have my job? and (2) Will I get paid while I am away? Correctly answering these questions requires an employer to master the interplay of FMLA leave, medical insurance programs and compensation, such as paid time off benefits, short-term disability and workers’ compensation benefits.

This seminar highlights employer "best practices" for coordinating these obligations, with a particular focus on one of the most difficult FMLA administration issues, intermittent FMLA absences. Employee abuse of intermittent FMLA leave lowers coworkers’ morale and negatively impacts operational efficiencies. Manager frustration in response to unanticipated absences due to chronic conditions can lead to increased legal risks when managers are unaware of their obligations under the FMLA.

This seminar will provide guidance to employers to manage their FMLA obligations, including how to recognize and respond to vague leave requests, determine how often a medical note may be obtained, properly designate leave in the face of conflicting medical information, how to respond to a change in the frequency and/or duration of intermittent FMLA usage, obtain fitness-for-duty examinations even in connection with intermittent absences and determine employee job restoration rights.

This afternoon program is part of a full day seminar, with the morning program "ADA and Pregnancy Accommodations." To register for both programs, please click here.
Credits: 2.8 NJ CLE; 2.5 NY CLE; 2.0 PA CLE; 2.25 HRCI; 2.25 SHRM
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For Non-profits Organizations: When registering, please use the promo code NPDiscount19 when adding this course to your cart to receive your 10% discount
Linda B. Hollinshead
30 South 17th Street, 12th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103-4196
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