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Introduction

While there is no magic bullets for combating employee leave abuse, knowledge of rules and regulations and case law and proper controls can help greatly. In this webinar, you will learn effective strategies to ensure that only those employees who truly need and are eligible for leave under FMLA, ADA, workers comp or other applicable leave laws are the ones using it.

Learning Objectives

  • Defining leave abuse
  • Common ways employees abuse leave time
  • Determining eligibility
  • Certifications
  • Notice requirements
  • Documentation
  • Fitness for Duty Certifications
  • Key employees and reinstatement
  • Reasonable accommodations under the ADA/ADAAA
  • Job descriptions
  • Tools for curbing FMLA Abuse
  • Investigations of suspected leave abuse
  • And more!

Area Covered In The Webinar

  • The difference between someone with a “serious health condition” under the FMLA and a “qualified individual with a disability” under the ADA/ADAAA
  • Use of medical inquiries to determine coverage under the FMLA and the ADA/ADAAA
  • Notification requirements under FMLA and ADA/ADAAA
  • Reinstatement requirements under FMLA and ADA/ADAAA
  • Situations where the FMLA and ADA/ADAAA may overlap
  • Intermittent leave requests under FMLA and the ADA/ADAAA
  • Terminating an employee who has exhausted FMLA leave time without running afoul of the ADA/ADAAA
  • Documentation and meeting guidelines
  • Case laws and/or emerging issues
  • Best practices
  • Issues of particular concern to health care/pharma/life sciences professionals and businesses

Why should you attend?

This webinar will help you get a working knowledge of how you can minimize your company's exposure to employee abuse of family and medical leave - be it under the FMLA, ADA, or workers' comp or other applicable family and medical leave laws.

You may already know that the FMLA, the ADA and Workers' Comp might all allow your employees time off to care for their own (or a family member's) medical condition. You may even understand how and when they might overlap. If so, you are now ready to move on to an issue of great concern to many employers: Employee Leave Abuse.

Suppose one or more of your employees has taken a leave of absence, and your company or department is buckling under the added stress-and you suspect that one or more of those employees may be taking advantage, and may not really be in need of family or medical leave - or may even not be entitled to it. You can curb employee leave abuse. Don't despair! This webinar will show you how to do it?

Who Will Benefit

This webinar will provide valuable assistance to all companies, not-for-profits, school districts, governmental agencies and pseudo governmental agencies. Those that would benefit most would be:
  • Executives
  • Managers and Supervisors
  • Risk Managers
  • Benefit Specialists
  • Supervisors
  • Business Owners
  • General Managers
  • Controllers/ CFOs / Financial Managers
  • Human Resource Managers / Administration
  • HIPAA Officers
  • Privacy Officers
  • Health Information Managers
  • Healthcare Counsel/Lawyers
  • Office Managers

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Janette Levey Frisch, founder of The EmpLAWyerologist Firm, is an employment/HR attorney with over 20 year's legal experience. Ms. Frisch is a legal wellness professional for employment practices and Know More

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