On Demand Webinar

Strategies for Dealing with FMLA Abuse

Webinar Details$219

Managing an employee’s FMLA leave can be complicated. Many managers suspect that an employee is “working the system” and taking part in FMLA abuse. Have you ever wondered – does this employee really need medical leave? What can I ask the employee about the leave? Can I require the employee to turn in a doctor’s note? Can I get a second opinion? This webinar will answer these and other questions and provide guidance on managing suspected FMLA abuse, and will include an update on the Supreme Court’s marriage equality decisions and their impact on FMLA leave.


  • Using job descriptions to curb FMLA abuse
  • What paperwork is required… and allowed
  • Special concerns related to intermittent (reduced-schedule) FMLA leave
  • What disciplinary actions you can and should use
  • How to establish effective policies for employees on leave
  • At what point should termination be considered
  • Learn proper techniques for investigating FMLA leave abuse

Guest Speaker

Susan Desmond

Susan Desmond

Susan Desmond is a principal with Jackson Lewis PC which has offices in 59 cities across the United States. Ms. Desmond has been representing management in all areas of labor and employment law since her graduation from the University of Tennessee School of Law in 1985. She is listed in Best Lawyers in America for labor and employment law and has been named by Chambers USA as one of America’s leading business lawyers. Ms. Desmond is also listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers and Louisiana Super Lawy... View Full Profile

HRCI Credit

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