How To Identify & Investigate FMLA Abuse (EDU274W)

Presented By: Natalie Ivey , MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
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Event Details
  • Pre-recorded Webinar
  • 90 minutes
  • Tue, August 9, 2016
Event Description

Best Practices in FMLA Documentation and Compliance and Strategies to Prevent Leave Abuse

FMLA is a complicated law; however, the employees still seem to know it pretty well. At present, the FMLA is often called "The Friday-Monday Leave Act" because employees "conveniently" get their episodic conditions, like migraine headaches, on days that run in conjunction with their off days. Interesting, right?

Some of these leave cases are definitely legitimate.  However, there are a lot of them that are not--and employees are gaming the system to suit their own agendas. And, this causes a great deal of confusion with other employees, who must pull up the extra slack when the FMLA Abuser is "out again."

Today, it is up to HR professionals to understand what FMLA compliance is, follow consistent documentation procedures, do good FMLA case management, and conduct internal investigations into leave abuse situations.

In this webinar by expert speaker Natalie Ivey, MBA, SPHR, you will learn how to identify exactly what you can do – and how to take decisive action in even the most delicate cases of FMLA leave abuse.

Session Highlights:

  • Understand the employer obligations under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
  • Learn the changes to the FMLA that make it easier for employers to curb abuse.
  • Understand the most common abuses of FMLA and why it's happening.
  • Know and learn strategies that will identify abuse.
  • How to effectively take steps in managing FMLA abuse investigations.
  • Best practices in documenting FMLA effectively to confront abusers.
  • Know the types of company policies that you should have in place to manage FMLA leaves effectively.
  • Identify the individuals that you need to have in an internal investigation and learn how to identify the abuse.
  • Know how to leverage your internal resources to avoid FMLA abuse.
  • The risks involved in getting testimonial evidence for supporting a FMLA abuse case.
  • Basic steps in conducting an effective investigation and ways to acquire testimonial, physical and documentary evidence.
  • How to analyze investigative findings and prepare a report that is court-ready.

Who Should Attend

  • Senior HR Professionals
  • HR Managers & Directors
  • HR Personnel
  • Employee Relations Professionals

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About Our Speaker(s)

Natalie Ivey MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Natalie Ivey, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP is an HR consultant, professional speaker, author, and educator within the HR profession. She has more than two decades of leadership and HR management experience with Fortune 500 organizations and in working as a trusted advisor and consultant to business leaders both in the U.S. and ... More info