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Is it FMLA or the "Friday-Monday Leave Act"? How to Identify and Investigate Employees Who Are Gaming the System

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By: Deborah Covin Wilson
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60 Minutes
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Intermediate to Advanced

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Webinar Details

This training program will describe the patterns that may indicate FMLA abuse, and how to respond to them. It will also define five key steps to an effective FMLA investigation and offer best practices companies can use to eliminate or reduce the likelihood of FMLA abuse.

WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND?

When FMLA became law in 1993, it was intended to provide protection for employees who really needed it. Unfortunately, through the years, employees have figured out how to work FMLA and exploit the system.

Though the law may seem more lenient towards employees, it still allows employers with the tools and guidelines to effectively combat FMLA abuse.

This webinar will help leaders uncover FMLA abuse, and what needs to be done to address it. Participants will learn to investigate FMLA abuse, and how to respond if and when there is a case of abuse.

AREA COVERED

  • Key components of FMLA and what companies and employees it applies to
  • Most common forms of FMLA abuse
  • What practices and patterns to look for to uncover abuse
  • Key FMLA cases and how to protect your company
  • Five steps to an effective investigation
  • Best practices for preventing FMLA abuse

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Describe FMLA and what it means for companies and employees
  • Identify the most frequent types of FMLA abuse
  • Describe the practices or patterns that may indicate FMLA abuse, and how to respond to them
  • Discuss important FMLA cases, and how they have impacted the legal landscape, relative to FMLA abuse
  • Define the five key steps to an effective FMLA investigation
  • Identify best practices companies can use to eliminate, or at least reduce the likelihood of FMLA abuse

WHO WILL BENEFIT?

  • Chief human resource officers
  • Employment managers
  • Training and development managers
  • HR professionals
  • Line managers
  • Leave managers
  • HR generalists
  • HR business partners
  • Supervisors

When FMLA became law in 1993, it was intended to provide protection for employees who really needed it. Unfortunately, through the years, employees have figured out how to work FMLA and exploit the system.

Though the law may seem more lenient towards employees, it still allows employers with the tools and guidelines to effectively combat FMLA abuse.

This webinar will help leaders uncover FMLA abuse, and what needs to be done to address it. Participants will learn to investigate FMLA abuse, and how to respond if and when there is a case of abuse.

  • Key components of FMLA and what companies and employees it applies to
  • Most common forms of FMLA abuse
  • What practices and patterns to look for to uncover abuse
  • Key FMLA cases and how to protect your company
  • Five steps to an effective investigation
  • Best practices for preventing FMLA abuse
  • Describe FMLA and what it means for companies and employees
  • Identify the most frequent types of FMLA abuse
  • Describe the practices or patterns that may indicate FMLA abuse, and how to respond to them
  • Discuss important FMLA cases, and how they have impacted the legal landscape, relative to FMLA abuse
  • Define the five key steps to an effective FMLA investigation
  • Identify best practices companies can use to eliminate, or at least reduce the likelihood of FMLA abuse
  • Chief human resource officers
  • Employment managers
  • Training and development managers
  • HR professionals
  • Line managers
  • Leave managers
  • HR generalists
  • HR business partners
  • Supervisors

SPEAKER PROFILE

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Deborah Covin Wilson, CPLP SHRM-SCP, SPHR, is the keynote speaker at ComplianceKey. She is the recently retired director of organizational development and consulting services, a unit in human resources administration at Georgia State University. With more than 25 years in higher education, she was responsible for training, employee engagement programs, strategic planning, HR communications, and organization development services. Deborah was involved in several University System of Georgia Board of Regents initiatives: She served as chair of the Tuition Assistance Program committee, a member of the Executive Leadership Institute Advisory Committee, and a steering committee member of the Accelerated Leadership Academy.

Deborah is principal of Covin Wilson Associates, an organizational development company that focuses on strategic planning, leadership development, team building and coaching. 

Deborah holds several professional certifications, including the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) from ATD and the Senior Professional in Human Resources from the Society for Human Resource Management, and is a Registered Corporate Coach. She is a 2015 recipient of the ATD Certification Institute's CPLP Contributor Award. Additionally, Deborah wrote an article for T+D magazine titled?When Opportunity Knocks, Can You Walk the Talk?" and was a contributing author of the book Road-Tested Activities. She received a BA in secondary education from Concordia Teachers College and an MSW from Atlanta University.

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