FMLA Step by Step Compliance


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Duration
90 Mins
Level
Intermediate
Webinar ID
70087

Although the Family Medical leave Act (FMLA)was enacted 18 years (1993) ago the workplace still has problems complying with its requirements. Sometimes that required compliance is ignored because either the employer or the employee is not aware of their obligations, rights, or both. This webinar is designed to make that compliance easier to understand regardless of if it is a first line supervisor, manager or leave/benefits administrator or the employee.

Why Should You Attend

It’s been said that “ignorance of the law is no excuse” and that “What you don’t know can hurt you.” This was never truer than with the FMLA. That’s because it is unlawful for an employer to interfere with, restrain, or deny the exercise of or the attempt to exercise any rights provided by FMLA. It is also unlawful for an employer to discharge or discriminate against any individual for opposing any practice, or because of involvement in any proceeding related to FMLA. So, all the more reason to become as knowledgeable as possible regarding one’s FMLA compliance obligations to avoid any legal complications. Do all first line supervisors, managers, or other staff including the employees know what to do when an FMLA issue comes up? Have they been given a road map that clearly gives them the step-by-step guidance they need to steer their way to compliance? This webinar is designed to fill such gaps so all can navigate these tricky compliance waters.

Areas Covered in the Session
Participants will have an increased understanding of and be better able to assist in the areas of

 » Identifying covered employers
 » General notice requirements 
 » Employee’s obligation to provide notice.
 » Employee eligibility
 » Rights and responsibilities notice.
 » Qualifying reasons for FMLA leave.
 » The certification processes.
 » Military Family Leave
 » Employer’s designation notice
 » Rules for scheduling and taking FMLA leave.
 » Calculating FMLA leave
 » Substitution of paid leave
 » Maintenance of benefits
 » Restoration of employee/Right to Return to Work
 » Record keeping requirements.
 » Interaction with other Federal and State Laws and Employee Policies.

Who Will Benefit 
 »  All level managers, supervisors, and executives. All Levels of both in-house and outside counsel. All levels of Union representation and officers (stewards, Business Representatives, Business Managers, Presidents, and all officers/ board members). All levels of Human Resources and especially benefits and leaves areas/administrators.

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Bob Oberstein

Bob Oberstein is uniquely qualified with over 50 years of Labor Relations experience on both sides of the table in both the private and public sectors and is the recipient of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service Director's Award for lifetime achievement in promoting positive Labor Management Relations. Bob also was the Director of the Labor Management Relations BA and certificate programs at Ottawa University, Phoenix where he also developed and taught Labor Relations and Human Resources related courses on both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Bob has several published articles to his credit in addition to his arbitration awards and has also been recognized in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers. Additionally, Bob has served on several boards and commissions and panels where he participated in resolving or adjudicating all manner of workplace issues in a variety of industries. Moreover, Bob also holds a Master of Jurisprudence in Labor and Employment Law from Tulane University's School of Law. Bob has and continues to serve the labor management community as well as other groups as an Arbitrator, Mediator, Facilitator, Investigator, Trainer and Educator.

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