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How Well Do You Understand the Intricacies of FMLA Compliance?

How Well Do You Understand the Intricacies of FMLA Compliance?
December 6, 2011 at 3:30 - 4:30 PM ET
Allan Compagnon, Compliance Officer(Presagia)
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
Recommended Resources
Presagia's FMLA Guide
Human Resources Management
Workforce Management (Time & Attendance)
HR Outsourcing
Legal and Compliance - Managing Employer Risk
Contract Disputes
Training On Compliance
Legal Trends
Workers' Compensation
Benefits and Compensation Law
Court Cases
Canadian Legal Issues
U.S. Based Legal Issues
Americans With Disabilities Act
Wage and Hour
Medical Benefits
Leave Benefits
Parental Leave
Family Medical and Leave Act
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Allan Compagnon

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Presagia offers employers and HR outsourcing vendors a software platform to improve the management of workforce health and absence.
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Name Comment Rating
Image of Yuriko Thiem Yuriko Thiem
City & County Of Denver
3 / 5
Good Presentation
Image of Gul Cagin Zaimler Gul Cagin Zaimler
Self Employed
5 / 5
Excellent Presentation
Image of George Vine George Vine
5 / 5
Excellent Presentation
I was hoping for more actual examples of how not to fall into situations where you'd be sued so didn't get really any specifics on that. 2 / 5
Poor Presentation
Image of Michelle Rovn Michelle Rovn
IHC Administratvie Services
1 / 5
Bad Presentation
Image of Mary Griffin Mary Griffin
Dell, Inc.
3 / 5
Good Presentation
5 / 5
Excellent Presentation
4 / 5
Very Good Presentation
Image of Cheryl Perry Cheryl Perry
Paris Regional Medical Center
How will I be provided with the HRCI credit number? As this was first webcast with clear instructions were not provided. No email was sent two hours prior as indicated nor was a webcast number provided. This particular session was very slow moving and did not provide more than basic information. 2 / 5
Poor Presentation
Image of Rhonda Lidstone Rhonda Lidstone
Mercer University
3 / 5
Good Presentation
The sound quality of the webinar was very poor. It was difficult to stay focused and follow along as the sound kept fading in and out. 3 / 5
Good Presentation
Image of Reb Brann Reb Brann
I consider this Basic level information and am really tired of FMLA presentations that are advertised as more than that but are just the same old thing. Basic info tells me nothing about the knowledge level of the company or the presenter. And when I hear incorrent or potentially misleading information being giving (like the info that only a poster is required) that is a RED FLAG! 3 / 5
Good Presentation
Image of TIna Slagmolen, CPP TIna Slagmolen, CPP
Sage Employer Solutions
the sound was a little bit off this time. 5 / 5
Excellent Presentation
Soy Capital Bank and Trust Company
3 / 5
Good Presentation
Image of Melissa Prigge Melissa Prigge
Credit Bureau Systems Inc
3 / 5
Good Presentation
Image of Tina Magnan Tina Magnan
Alorica, Inc.
Would have liked more detailed examples on what does/does not qualify for FMLA and common mistakes and how to avoid them. 3 / 5
Good Presentation
Image of Yvonne Chambers Yvonne Chambers
California State University, Monterey Bay
3 / 5
Good Presentation

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