FMLA Abuse: How to Identify, Investigate, Deny, and Terminate

Stuart Silverman

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Overview of the webinar

This webinar will assist employers with effective strategies to identify, investigate, and terminate FMLA abusers. Additionally, the course will also instruct employers on when it is appropriate to deny FMLA requests in accordance with the law.

 Can you answer the questions below?

  • Sally calls off FMLA on Friday. The same day she posts pictures of herself at the bar drinking and partying, with the caption, "I love FMLA" How do you handle this?
  • Jane did not turn in her certification within the time frame. She states "I will get it to you when I can." What do you do?
  • John submits a certification that looks suspicious. What do you do?
  • Betty, the finance manager, takes off on FMLA for 3 weeks. Her replacement uncovers passible embezzlement. How do you handle this?
  • Tom will exhaust his FMLA leave in one week and you have not received any return to work information. What do you do?

All of the above questions and more will be answered in this information-packed program! Don’t put your company at risk!

What you'll learn?

  • FMLA overview
  • Which employers are covered
  • Creating and/or updating the employee leave policy
  • Determining the appropriate ‘leave year’ period to implement
  • Which employees are entitled to FMLA
  • The definition of a ‘serious health condition’
  • Eligible reasons for leave
  • How and when to request certification
  • Which health care providers are appropriate
  • Calculating leave entitlement and intermittent leave
  • Definition of fraud
  • Patterns of abuse
  • How to investigate suspected FMLA abuse
  • How to deal with FMLA abusers
  • Recertification
  • When to deny an FMLA request
  • When to transfer an employee covered under FMLA
  • How to terminate an employee on FMLA

Who should attend?

  • Business Owners
  • Vice-Presidents
  • CEOs
  • COOs
  • CFOs
  • Directors
  • HR Representatives
  • Consultants
  • Managers
  • Supervisors

Why should you attend?

 This webinar will instruct attendees on FMLA compliance and educate employers on identifying and eliminating FMLA leave abuse among employees. The employment law compliance expert will also focus on key elements like:

  • Maintaining an updated employee leave policy
  • Calculating leave entitlement and intermittent leave
  • Investigating suspected FMLA abuse
  • Denying an FMLA request

Broad and sometimes unclear regulations, numerous changes to the law, and conflicting court decisions, make FMLA one of the biggest compliance challenges for employers. This webinar will clearly define the parameters of the law, and in the process, simplify FMLA compliance for your organization. 

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Speaker: Stuart Silverman,

Stuart Silverman has been practicing law for almost 30 years and is the principal of the Law Offices of Stuart M. Silverman, P.A., located in Boca Raton, Florida. The emphasis of his practice is in the area of labor and employment law, and business and commercial litigation. Mr. Silverman has represented both private and public employers, as well as individual employees in a whole host of complex business disputes and employment settings at administrative levels, and state and federal trial and appellate courts. His extensive employment litigation experience includes claims under age, race, sex discrimination, wage and hour claims, whistleblower and retaliation claims, ADA and FMLA claims, public employee's claims, as well as disputes under employment contracts, non-compete agreements, trade secrets disputes, and partnership breakups. Mr. Silverman is a frequent speaker on his areas of practice.

Mr. Silverman is also a member of The Workplace Violence Prevention Institute (WPVI), a group formed to investigate solutions and strategies from a proactive and systemic perspective to minimize the risk of workplace violence and school violence, specifically violence caused by employees or former employees or former students. He earned his B.A. degree, with high honors, and his J.D. degree from Rutgers University. Mr. Silverman is admitted to The Florida Bar and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

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