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Best Practices for FMLA Recordkeeping

January 26

Ensure your FMLA recordkeeping is a major asset and not a fatal liability.

Employers find FMLA compliance one of the most vexing problems in their compliance with the many employment laws providing employee workplace rights. And at the top of the FMLA problem list is assuring that they have the proper records for proving FMLA compliance. Employers need to assure that they have the right FMLA policies in place to provide for timely and appropriate FMLA recordkeeping. These include showing employees were provided an appropriate and lawful FMLA policy and documentation of every step of the process from employee inquiry, provision of the DOL’s certification form (WH-380), follow up on deficiencies in the certification, FMLA decision documentation and all post-approval follow up. A failure to have the right FMLA records can lead to costly claims and make successful defense problematic. This topic is critical for employers to ensure their FMLA recordkeeping is a major asset and not a fatal liability.

Learning Objectives

  • You will be able to describe the appropriate DOL FMLA forms.
  • You will be able to discuss documenting your FMLA policies.
  • You will be able to identify documentation requirements critical to employer FMLA success.
  • You will be able to recognize whether you have necessary records to establish FMLA compliance in a lawsuit or DOL audit.

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Agenda

Having a Fully Compliant Employer-Friendly FMLA Policy
  • Employer FMLA Compliance Starts With a Compliant Policy
  • Choosing Your FMLA Benefit Measuring Year
  • Advising Employees What Documents Need to Be Submitted and When
Positively Documenting the FMLA Process
  • Documenting Oral FMLA Requests – the Supervisor's Role
  • Use of Appropriate U.S. DOL Forms and Proof of Timely Delivery to Employees
  • Follow up on Incomplete or Sketchy FMLA Requests
Communicating and Documenting the Decision
  • Timely Documenting a Response to FMLA Requests
  • Unequivocally Documenting the Period of FMLA Leave and Return-to-Work Date
  • Special Documentation Concerns – Intermittent FMLA Leave
  • When Can the Employer Demand Recertification of the Need for FMLA?
  • Documenting Benefit Issues During FMLA Leave
Special Problems
  • Suspected FMLA Abuse and How to Document
  • Notices to the Employee as Approved FMLA Comes to an End
  • Accurate Recordkeeping of FMLA Leave Used
  • Addressing Employee Failure to Pay Health Benefits Costs During FMLA
Increased FMLA Compliance Activities by the Biden DOL
  • DOL Receives and Investigates FMLA Complaints
  • DOL Can Audit an Employer's Multi-Year FMLA Compliance
  • The Biden DOL Is Expected to Ramp up FMLA Enforcement – How to Prepare
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Over 34 years and 1.4 million customers worth of experience providing continuing education. Our passion is providing you world-class training to help you succeed in business and as a professional.

Credits

OnDemand Course

This course was last revised on December 18, 2018.

Call 1-866-352-9540 for further credit information.

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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  • AL CLE 1.5
     
  • This course or a portion thereof has been approved by the Alabama State Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for a maximum of 1.5 hours credit.
     
  • AR CLE 1.5
     
  • This course has been approved for 1.5 hours of CLE by the Arkansas CLE Board.
     
  • Arizona CLE 1.5
     
  • The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement. This activity may qualify for up to 1.5 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona.
     
  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
  • Lorman Business Center, LLC. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.5 CLE hours of participatory credit.
     
  • CT CLE 1.5
     
  • Neither the Connecticut Judicial Branch nor the Commission on Minimum Continuing Legal Education approve or accredit CLE providers or activities. This course has been approved for CLE credit in jurisdictions aside from CT and therefore it automatically meets the content and delivery requirements in Connecticut. Credit is based on a 60 minute credit hour and shall be awarded as follows: 1.5 CLE credit(s).
     
  • HI CLE 1.5
     
  • This program was approved by the Hawaii State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credit hours.
     
  • IL CLE 1.5
     
  • This course was approved for a total of 1.5 hours of MCLE Credit by the Illinois MCLE Board.
     
  • ME CLE 1.5
     
  • This course has been approved by the State of Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar. Lawyers who complete this course shall receive 1.5 hours of CLE credit under M. Bar R. 12.
     
  • NH MCLE 1.5
     
  • NH MCLE does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the NH Minimum CLE requirement. Lorman Education Services believes this course meets the requirement of NH Supreme Court Rule 53 and may qualify for CLE credit(s). Program Length: 90 Minutes.
     
  • NJ CLE 1.8
     
  • This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.8 hours of total CLE credit.
     
  • PA CLE 1.5
     
  • This Distance Learning program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit.
     
  • RI CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Rhode Island Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for 1.5 hours of CLE credit.
     
  • VT CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board of Vermont for 1.5 hours of CLE credit.
     
  • WA CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 hours of Law & Legal Procedure credit.
     
  • WI CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Board of Bar Examiners for 1.5 hours for use toward the Wisconsin Mandatory CLE requirement.
     
  • WV MCLE 1.8
     
  • This program has been approved by the West Virginia State Bar MCLE Commission for 1.8 MCLE hours.
     
  • HR Certification Institute 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved for 1.5 (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR(TM), aPHRi(TM), PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi(TM) and SPHRi(TM)recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org.
     
  • SHRM 1.5
     
  • Lorman Education Services is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for 1.5 PDC(s) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.
     
  • CPE 1.8
     
  • Lorman Education Services is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its web site: https://www.nasbaregistry.org/cpas/complaints. For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact our offices at 866-352-9539. CPE Credit: Maximum Credit Hours: 1.8 each session (based on a 50 minute credit hour). You must attend at least 50 minutes to obtain credit. Field of Study: . Prerequisite: basic knowledge of employment laws. Level of Knowledge: Intermediate. Teaching Method: Seminar/Lecture. Advance Preparation: None. Delivery Method: Group Internet Based. Please refer to the information in this brochure for outline, course content and objectives. Upon completion of this course, you will receive a certificate of attendance. Final approval of a course for CPE credit belongs with each state's regulatory board. Please note: In order to receive CPE credit for this course you MUST use the streaming audio option, as well as enable and complete the required progress checks.
     

Who should attend?

This live webinar is designed for human resource managers, benefits and payroll administrators, personnel managers, business owners and managers, controllers and attorneys.

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Over 34 years and 1.4 million customers worth of experience providing continuing education. Our passion is providing you world-class training to help you succeed in business and as a professional.

Faculty

Frank C. Morris, Jr.

Frank C. Morris, Jr.

Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.

  • Chair, employment law practice in Washington, D.C. and co-chair of the ADA and Public Accommodations Group for the national law firm of Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
  • Speaker on the ADA and employment law to the judicial conferences for the federal judges of Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh and Eleventh Circuits
  • Adjunct professor at the George Washington University Law School
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America and the Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers list and in Washington, D.C. and Baltimore’s Top-Rated Lawyers
  • Represents and counsels employers and public accommodations nationally in employment, labor, leave and disability matters
  • Can be contacted at [email protected]
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Product ID: 408054
Published 2018, 2021
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