Christmas in July might just exist after all!

Give yourself and your loved ones the gift of three riveting — and, more importantly, free — webinars throughout the month of July that will tackle all things FMLA, ADA and paid family and medical leave.

You want some practical strategy for fighting FMLA misuse?  I’ve got your back!  You need to get a handle on the proliferation of paid Family and Medical Leave laws and how they affect your business? Two of my Littler colleagues have you covered!  You’re curious about possible ADA accommodations you may need to provide employees as they return to the office? Don’t miss a DMEC webinar later this month!

Webinar #1: Best Practices for Managing Intermittent FMLA Leave

Managing intermittent FMLA leave is a pain point for HR teams – one that trips up even the most experienced HR professional. On Wednesday, July 21 (2pm ET), I will join Angela Ripper and Michelle Davidson from Unum to provide practical suggestions on how you can effectively manage intermittent FMLA leave in your workplace, focusing on the steps you can take to root out and minimize FMLA misuse.

In this SHRM-sponsored webinar, we will outline how to effectively use certification and recertification to manage intermittent leave and respond to FMLA misuse, document FMLA effectively to curb FMLA misuse, and implement must-have personnel policies to manage intermittent leave and prevent FMLA misuse.

We’ll laugh. We’ll cry. We likely won’t sing (that’s what my annual webinar in December is for), but we’ll definitely have fun.

Register here.

Webinar #2: An In-depth Look at Paid Family and Medical Leave Programs

As more statutory paid leave programs pass and the program designs vary, you can no longer be a true expert in leave without understanding the statutory paid family and medical leave programs. The leave landscape has changed and paid leave is no longer a rare phenomenon but is rather becoming part of every leave conversation.

And there is no one better to help you wade through these issues than two of my fabulous Littler colleagues, Ellen McCann and Deidra Nguyen.

One hour before our above webinar on July 21 (1pm ET), Ellen and Deidra will detail the history of these PFML programs, how the laws work, the details behind each of the programs, what obligations remain with employers even if the state or an insurance company is administering the program and how they integrate with other paid and unpaid leave laws.

A must attend! Register here.

Webinar #3: Return to the Workplace and ADA Considerations

Employers everywhere were impacted by the pandemic, most notably by the massive shift from in-office work environments to a work-from-home model. As offices begin to reopen, it’s critical that employers have a plan in place for employees returning to the office, especially where ADA accommodations may be required.

On July 27 (12pm ET), join my friend, Jennifer Limon from AbsenceSoft, and executives from Panera Bread and Gonzaga University (go Zags!), who will share their return-to-workplace plans and best practices for a successful return, and what employers should consider when developing a plan for returning employees to the office.

Register here. [Free to members of the Disability Management Employer Coalition.]

If this stuff won’t light an FMLA and ADA fire in your belly, nothin’ will, my friends.  See you there!