FMLA Dilemma: Tools and Tips for Developing Legally Defensible Practices (EDUN52Z)

Presented By: Erin D. Gilsbach , ESQ
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Event Details
  • Pre-recorded Webinar
  • 90 minutes
  • Wed, November 4, 2015
Event Description

Important Requirements, Tips and Best Practices for Implementing Legally Sound and FMLA-Compliant Procedures for Reviewing, Granting and Denying Leave Requests

Disability and medical leave requests can pose some major challenges for today's employers.  Across the country, employers are getting themselves into legal trouble by failing to properly apply the requirements of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). With disability and medical leave issues, the key to legal defensibility lies in well-drafted and consistently-followed procedures and protocols.

Attend this session by our expert speaker, Erin D. Gilsbach, to gain an understanding of the basic fundamentals of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). You will also learn, through case studies, about common errors employers make when responding to leave requests that lead to liability. Erin will look at case studies and current FMLA litigation to determine what works, what doesn't, and what the courts are saying about common employer practices.  This session will also highlight important procedural requirements, and provide tips and best practices for developing and implementing legally defensible procedures for reviewing, granting and denying leave requests.

Throughout the session, you will receive tips and tools for creating legally robust leave policies and procedures as well as practical suggestions for handling common but challenging situations such as requesting and evaluating medical documentation, dealing with sporadic absenteeism, and other common situations.

Session Highlights:

In this program, participants will learn how to:

  • Identify the legal requirements for leave under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
  • Spot common errors that employers make when making FMLA decisions.
  • Understand the significant impact that informal workplace practices can have on more formal FMLA policies and procedures.
  • Identify the legal requirements and parameters for leave requested to care for a sick or disabled family member.
  • Avoid retaliation claims when taking adverse actions (discipline, termination) in close proximity with a request for FMLA leave.
  • Identify the major components of legally-defensible FMLA procedures, policies and protocols.

Who should attend?

  • HR Directors
  • Employers
  • Individuals responsible for making hiring and/or scheduling decisions in the workplace
  • Employees

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About Our Speaker(s)

Erin D. Gilsbach ESQ
Erin D. Gilsbach is an associate with KingSpry and the Director of Professional Education and Policy Development. She develops professional coursework for educators. In that capacity, she designs the curriculum and conducts many of the courses offered, which address a variety of pertinent legal topics for educators and... More info


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