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FMLA Self-Audits: Find and Fix Your Leave Practice Problems Before the Feds Do

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12-August-2020 :03:00 PM EDT Duration : 90 Minutes

Teri Morning,

Teri Morning, MBA, MS, specializes in solving company “people problems.” Teri is the founder and President of Hindsight Human Resources. Teri also sources HR software solutions for incident tracking, employee relations, safety (Incident Tracker), compensation (Compease) and performance Read more


This FMLA Self-Audit webinar will teach how to review and revise your FMLA policies and administer them with more confidence, Define an action plan for conducting an internal audit of your company’s leave administration, Review your FMLA practices and curb abuse of your leave policies, Recognize organizational non-compliance with the FMLA and how to address it.

Course Objectives:

If the Department of Labor (DOL) takes an interest in investigating your organization’s Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) practices, watch out! Should they uncover systemic FMLA problems, your company could be on the hook for high-priced penalties.

The best defense lies in conducting your own FMLA self-audit and correcting any problems before a DOL investigation or employee lawsuit arises. But what should you be looking at? How do you get started? And, most importantly, what should you do if your FMLA audit reveals problems?

This comprehensive webinar outlines how to conduct a thorough FMLA self-audit. Teri Morning will help you feel secure in your FMLA practices and endure possible DOL investigations as the agency steps up its renewed focus on enforcement.

Course Outline:

• The importance of understanding FMLA requirements and recent updates
• Why conducting a FMLA self-audit is always a smart maintenance move
• What your audit should cover—FMLA recordkeeping, training, leave procedures, and more
• What the DOL will look for during a FMLA investigation

          1. Statistical
                  o Leave trends
                  o Leave requests
                  o Trends in approvals and responses to requests by Supervisor and Group/Department

          2. Anecdotal
                  o Interviews with employees, supervisors, administrators, managers

          3. Documents
                  o Records of requests, notices, determinations, medical
                  o Certifications and e-certification
                  o Employer’s FMLA Policy and Handbook

• Why training employees in FMLA compliance is essential—and pointers on how to ensure that managers know the proper steps to take to respond to requests, returns to work, etc.
• Why communicating your FMLA leave policy—and having a policy readily available—is so important
• How to ensure that your FMLA forms are up-to-date and compliant
• The importance of proper FMLA-related correspondence
• How to ensure that you’re following recertification guidelines within the proper time frame

What You Get:

•  Training Materials
•  Live Q&A Session with our Expert
•  Participation Certificate
•  Access to Signup Community (Optional)
•  Reward Points

Who Will Benefit:

• Human Resource Managers
• Administration
• Risk Managers
• Benefit Specialists
• Supervisors
• Business Owners
• General Managers
• Controllers/ CFOs / Financial Managers
• Employee Relations Professionals
• Human Resources professionals
• Employers
• Executives
• Compliance professionals
• Business owners
• Employers of companies with 50 employees or more (or will be over 50 this year)

Please reach us at 1-888-844-8963 for any further assistance or if you wish to register

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