FMLA Compliance for 2015: Master New and Challenging Leave Management Situations

Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C., is pleased to announce that attorneys Marylou Fabbo and John Gannon, in conjunction with BLR® (formerly M. Lee Smith Publishers, LLC), will be presenting a webinar on

FMLA Compliance for 2015:
Master New and Challenging Leave Management Situations
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
11:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. EST

FMLA is a compliance beast. And managing employee leave is only getting trickier with new rules, scenarios, and conditions.

To minimize your risk of costly lawsuits, you must have a comprehensive understanding of how FMLA and Labor Department leave regulations work, so you stay well prepared to tackle day-to-day situations and the unusual requests as they arise.

Beyond the laws and regs, you’ve got to understand recent court decisions involving allegations of FMLA interference and retaliation, so you can spot where your current practices create legal risks. For example, what are your procedures on certification? A federal court recently green-lighted an employee’s lawsuit when she claimed she never received a letter from her employer asking for FMLA documentation. You need to make sure you don’t fall into the same trap.

Join your colleagues and noted employment law attorneys on October 29th for an interactive online seminar on FMLA compliance for HR. We’ll go over the very latest developments, reveal the most successful approaches to challenging situations, and provide clear instructions for navigating all aspects of protected employee leave. This half-day event is divided into 6 modules and allows time for lunch and breaks. You get a completely immersive learning experience on a crucial and complex management topic, all without the cost an inconvenience of off-site travel.

This extended webinar, led by two skilled employment attorneys who regularly litigate and advise clients on FMLA issues, will provide practical guidance on how to manage-and master-run-of-the-mill and more complex FMLA administration challenges concerning intermittent and reduced schedule leave, suspected FMLA abuse and fraud, reinstatement rights, ADA accommodations following one’s return from FMLA leave, when substance abuse or mental health issues entitle employees to FMLA protection, and much more! You’ll learn:

• What’s new and hot with the FMLA
• Managing intermittent leave and controlling FMLA abuse
• Navigating the overlapping requirements of the FMLA, ADA, and workers’ comp
• How to maximize witness interviews to uncover the facts
• Return-to-work issues and terminations
• Handling mental health and substance abuse administering FMLA leave
• And much, much more!
The standard fee is $597.00, but because of Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C.’s affiliation with BLR®, and your valued association with our firm, we’ve made special arrangements for you to attend this webinar for free.

For more details about this class, please e-mail service@blr.com, call (800) 274-6774 and mention code SpeakFree, or visit http://store.hrhero.com/events/virtual-conferences/fmlacompliance-102914 and enter SpeakFree in the discount code section.

CREDIT INFORMATION: This program has been approved for up to 5 recertification credit hours through the HR Certification Institute. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org.