Attorney Marylou Fabbo To Present “Mastering Intermittent Leave: How To Correctly Apply FMLA Rules and Stop Abuse”

When employees repeatedly take intermittent leave for their own or a family member’s long-term health condition, it can be disruptive to all parties involved, from supervisors and HR managers to coworkers.

In “Mastering Intermittent Leave: How to Correctly Apply FMLA Rules and Stop Abuse,” a live webinar to be presented on Friday, September 28, 2012, Attorney Marylou Fabbo will present a wealth of information to help employers prevent employee abuse of intermittent leave and comply with the requirements of the Family and Medical Leave act (FMLA) while still affording employees their FMLA rights.

“While employees are legally entitled to take intermittent leave,” said Attorney Fabbo, “abusing that right can lead to lost productivity, a decline in workplace morale, and real costs to the employer. The webinar will give employers, managers, and supervisors the information they need to manage absences efficiently, comply with FMLA regulations, and prevent abuse.”

Viewers of the webinar will learn:

  • Circumstances that qualify employees for intermittent leave
  • The documentation needed before an employee can take intermittent leave
  • When they can question an employee’s use of intermittent leave
  • How to calculate and track intermittent leave
  • When they can require employees to take intermittent leave at a time convenient for the organization
  • When to consider a transfer to an alternate position that better accommodates unpredictable absences
  • When docking an employee’s pay for intermittent time off is permissible
  • Practical steps to consider when an employee’s leave interferes with their organization’s operations and productivity
  • The difference between time off as FMLA intermittent leave and time off as a reasonable accommodation of a disability, and why it matters

Viewers will also have the opportunity to ask Attorney Fabbo questions, either on the phone or via the webinar interface.

The webinar will take place on Friday, September 28, from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. EST; 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PST. The cost is $219.00 and there is a guarantee: 100% of the registration fee will be refunded if a participant is not completely satisfied after attending the webinar. For more information, or to register, please visit

The program has been approved for 1.5 recertification credit hours toward PHR and SPHR recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HRCI homepage at

Attorney Marylou V. Fabbo is a partner with Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C. and head of its litigation department. With a practice concentrated in employment law with an emphasis on employment litigation, Fabbo has successfully defended employers in civil actions involving many areas of employment law, including sexual harassment, discrimination, wage and hour, FMLA, breach of contract, and wrongful discharge. She received her Juris Doctor degree, magna cum laude, from Western New England College School of Law, where she served as a Note Editor for the Western New England College Law Review.