Since the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was introduced by Congress in 1993, employers have struggled to identify what is and is not a qualifying FMLA absence. While the act provides very detailed descriptions of the provisions, it is often difficult for employers to recognize and appropriately respond to FMLA events. Due to these challenges, employers routinely ignore, misconstrue, incorrectly modify, or otherwise fail to understand and implement the legislation and its protections. Since the cost of non-compliance can be staggering, not only from a legal standpoint, but also in terms of lost productivity and revenue, it is becoming more important than ever for employers to recognize where FMLA applies and where it does not. Between overlapping federal and state laws and their own company policies, employers often struggle with interpreting what constitutes an FMLA absence. Basic knowledge is no longer sufficient for companies who are committed to protecting the rights of their employees, and they need to know how to not only identify but track all the relevant information in a fair and consistent manner.
In this session the presenter will help employers better understand and administer the FMLA by:
• Providing an in-depth overview of FMLA and its definitions
• Identifying common mistakes and misconceptions made when administering FMLA
• Providing employers with a structured approach to address FMLA compliance
The session will include guidelines on how to obtain the necessary information and assure that all requests are properly designated, and will provide guidance on how to build and implement an effective leave management program that ensures compliance with the regulations. Attendees will be introduced to the FMLA regulations in a clear and informative presentation and will leave with a better understanding of how to administer the regulations in a way that benefits and protects both employers and employees. This will include detailed information on FMLA definitions like 'Qualifying Employer’, 'Entitlement’, 'Notice Requirements’, and more.
Through a better understanding of the law’s definitions, the ability to recognize common mistakes, and a structured framework, employers will be armed with the knowledge and tools to properly manage FMLA compliance.
Who Should Participate
HR managers, Leave Managers, Absence Managers and Benefits Managers
What You Will Learn
• Receive detailed information on FMLA definitions like 'Qualifying Employer', 'Entitlement', 'Notice Requirements', 'Serious Health Condition' and more
• Gain an understanding of the common mistakes made when administering FMLA
• Be provided with a set of guidelines to help employers take a step by step approach to FMLA compliance
Presagia's FMLA Guide
Presagia offers employers and HR outsourcing vendors a software platform to improve the management of workforce health and absence.