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  • October 28
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Bonuses Under the FMLA

October 28

Keep your company compliant when dealing with the effect of FMLA upon bonuses.

Most managers, employees, and HR professionals are confident that FMLA leave can’t be used against them, even if they know little else about the FMLA. Generally speaking, that’s right. But many further assume that general principle means FMLA leave can’t be used to disqualify employees from receiving bonuses or other financial incentives. Sometimes that’s right, but many times it’s not. The FMLA rules for distinguishing between permissible and impermissible bonus decisions have changed over the years, but the old rules continue to crop up, and employees continue to advance new arguments. This topic explores and explains compliant bonus qualification standards, helps identify potential dispute scenarios, and prepares you to explain and defend your bonus programs in individual employment situations.

Learning Objectives

  • You will be able to discuss ways your organization can design and apply employee incentive programs in compliance with the FMLA.
  • You will be able to explain confidently to employees why otherwise protected leave may legitimately impact their bonus income.
  • You will be able to identify and mitigate high risk individual employee scenarios.
  • You will be able to recognize (and rectify) bonus program provisions that could create individual or class-wide exposure.

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Agenda

The Easy Part – Known FMLA Bonus Principles
  • The Letter of the Law – Applicable Statutory and Regulatory Provisions
  • Things Left Unsaid - What Is Equivalent Leave Status?
  • Another Thing Left Unsaid – Differentiating Between a Bonus and a Benefit
The Harder Cases – Real World Disputes
  • Employer Violations
  • Employee Overreaches
The Best Defense Is a Good Offense – Educating and Talking to Employees Before Arguments Arise
  • Building Sensible Touch-Points Into the Leave Administration Process
  • Optimal Messaging
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This course was last revised on September 19, 2016.

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

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  • 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: Personnel/HR for 1.8 hours. Prerequisite: . 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.
     
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Who should attend?

This live webinar is designed for human resource managers, benefits managers, payroll professionals, controllers, CFOs, accountants, personnel managers, compensation managers, compliance managers, business owners, office managers and attorneys.

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Faculty

Joseph C. Pettygrove

Joseph C. Pettygrove

Kroger, Gardis & Regas, LLP

  • Partner at Kroger, Gardis & Regas, LLP and chair of the firm’s employment law practice, counseling and representing business owners, executives, supervisors, and human resources professionals on individual employee matters, group separations, investigations, policy development, payroll practices, contractor/employee classification, and other compliance issues
  • Regularly provides day-to-day counseling all aspects of the employer-employee relationship; creates and reviews employment agreements, noncompete/restrictive covenants, employee handbooks and other personnel policies with an eye toward ensuring both legal compliance and operational and strategic flexibility
  • Offers customized client training in areas such as FMLA and ADA compliance, EEO/anti-harassment training, classification, performance management and Indiana's unemployment compensation system
  • Represents clients in federal and state courts as well as before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and other agencies regarding issues under: National Labor Relations Act (NLRA); Title VII; Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA); Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA); Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA); covenants not to compete; wage/hour claims; wrongful discharge claims and unemployment matters
  • J.D. degree, magna cum laude, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law; B.S. degree, summa cum laude, Ball State University
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Product ID: 401834
Published 2016, 2019
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