FMLA Self-Audit: Keeping in Compliance
Webinar Details $219
- Webinar Length: 90 Minutes
- Guest Speaker: Wendy Sellers
- Topic: Human Resources
- Credit: HRCI 1.5, SHRM 1.5, ATAHR 1.5
In the ever-evolving landscape of HR, navigating the intricate waters of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) can sometimes feel like a daunting task. However, as any seasoned HR professional would attest, being proactive and prepared is the hallmark of efficient human resources management. This becomes even more crucial when it comes to the FMLA - a domain where even minor slip-ups can have major repercussions. Both employer violations and employee abuse can result in hefty financial and reputational costs. This is precisely why it's essential for all HR professionals to be ahead of the curve.
Today, we bring you an enlightening session that is tailor-made for HR professionals who believe in the mantra of prevention over cure. We will take you on a journey through the intricacies of FMLA, revealing the pitfalls, common mistakes, and most importantly ,the best practices to ensure you're always on the right track.
What's in Store for You?
- Common Violations and What the DOL Looks for During Investigations: Gain firsthand insights into what triggers the Department of Labor (DOL) radar during investigations. Understand the red flags and typical pitfalls to avoid costly oversights.
- Everyday Abuse by Employees: Not all FMLA claims are genuine. Wendy will shed light on the myriad ways employees can misuse FMLA privileges, and how you, as an HR professional, can deter such practices.
- The FMLA Law and Required Action by Employers, Unraveled: Dive deep into the FMLA framework and decode the legal jargon. This segment will simplify the law, ensuring that you understand it and implement the necessary actions seamlessly.
- General Advice for Employers: Wendy will provide general, yet invaluable advice for employers, distilled from her years of hands-on experience. We will touch on the overlap of FMLA with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Workers’ Compensation, and the Fair Labor Standards Act too.
Why Should You Attend This Webinar?
Master the art of conducting an FMLA self-audit, ensuring that you identify and address potential issues before they snowball into more significant problems. This isn't just about avoiding legal issues. Equip your managers with the right knowledge and tools, enabling them to make informed decisions. Furthermore, foster an environment where employees are aware of their rights and responsibilities under FMLA. With Wendy's insights, you'll not just stay compliant; you'll become an industry benchmark. Elevate your organization's reputation as a responsible, caring, and meticulous employer of choice.
The session goes beyond just legalities. From managing notices, maintaining records, ensuring benefits during leaves, and upholding confidentiality, to facilitating a smooth return-to-work process - it covers the FMLA spectrum. Navigating the complexities of FMLA can be a challenge, but with the right guidance, it becomes an opportunity - an opportunity to strengthen your organization, protect your employees, and uphold the highest standards of HR practices.