In a 2019 court decision, an employer made a $1.3 million FMLA mistake by firing a worker whom the employer believed was abusing FMLA. The decision to fire the employee was a costly and avoidable mistake.
While most claims involve interference and retaliation, other claims include the employer’s failure to follow the technical requirements of the law. Does your absence management department know which leave laws run concurrently – and which ones cannot? Do they know the time limits or have problems meeting them? Given the myriad federal and state leave laws, not all leave programs properly apply leave laws.
In this training program, your leave management team will review federal, state, and local laws, and then examine whether your company’s sick, disability, on-the-job injury, collective bargaining agreements, and company-specific leave policies comply with those laws and, when possible, are applied concurrently to minimize time away from work. Your leave management team will also learn the fundamentals of the FMLA: notice requirements, medical certifications, interference, and retaliation. This training session will provide your leave management team concrete examples of complicated situations to reinforce the information covered. Your leave management team will also receive training materials to refer back to after they complete the training session.
We also offer FMLA Training for HR Personnel, so that supervisors can understand interference, retaliation, FMLA-qualifying events, and notice requirements.