Tag Archives: FMLA Abuse

Paying Out a Year-End Bonus or an Incentive Payment: Can an Employer Withhold the Money from the Employee Who Took FMLA Leave?

It’s the end of the year, which means bonus time. Or perhaps instead you want to offer a pay incentive to employees to improve attendance or production?  Take, for instance, a point-based attendance bonus policy in which employees are assessed points for every tardiness or absence (even for FMLA or ADA-covered leave), which, in turn, disqualifies … Continue Reading

Join Me for a Complimentary Webinar: "Where ADA and FMLA Overlap: Leaves, Accommodations and Headaches, Oh My!"

It’s Webinar Time! When managing an employee with a medical condition, the issues involved regularly implicate the FMLA or ADA — or both. Using interactive case studies, we will address critical FMLA and ADA compliance considerations when dealing with the most difficult employee leave and accommodation scenarios. Please join us on Thursday, November 12 (12:00 – … Continue Reading

Join Me for a Complimentary FMLA Webinar: Managing FMLA Red Flags and Staying Ahead of the Trends

It’s Webinar Time! The year 2014 has ushered in a host of fascinating developments involving the FMLA. Courts across the country have issued critical decisions on an employee’s notice of the need for FMLA leave; whether an employee can affirmatively decline FMLA leave; combating FMLA abuse; and caring for a family member. Please join us … Continue Reading

Join Me for an FMLA Webinar: "Conquering the FMLA Medical Certification Process: Best Practices for Employers"

It’s webinar time!  FMLA Medical certification is designed to help employers better understand an employee’s medical condition and their need for time off from work. So, why does such a helpful tool tend to create angst, confusion and frustration within the employer community? Let’s tackle medical certification head on! Please join us on Thursday, December … Continue Reading

Last Chance to Sign Up for our Complimentary FMLA Webinar set for this Thursday, December 6 (12 p.m. CST)

Reports on the street indicate that people literally are lining up and begging for the last seat for a complimentary FMLA webinar I am hosting this Thursday, December 6.  (See right.)  The good thing is that, as subscribers to our blog, you and your colleagues still can sign up.  (See details below.)  I hope you can … Continue Reading

Facebook Pictures of Employee Socializing at Local Festival Drown Her FMLA Claims

Employers and fellow FMLA nerds, consider this an early holiday present: Courts are increasingly dismissing FMLA claims when they find that the employer has an honest belief that the employee has engaged in FMLA fraud.   This is a longer than usual post, but hang with me, as I share some best practices below.   … Continue Reading

As FMLA Absences Mount, the Employer Must Lay Down the Law

Cook County, Illinois (the county in which Chicago is located) currently faces one of the largest budget deficits in its government’s history.  So, when the Cook County Board president (Toni Preckwinkle) tells the County Sheriff (Tom Dart) to cut $70 million from his budget, it tends to grab people’s attention.  In this story, however, this … Continue Reading

Link Now Available: Webinar on Identifying, Managing and Preventing FMLA Abuse

Several weeks ago, I conducted a Webinar on “Identifying, Managing and Preventing FMLA Abuse.”  Thanks to those of you who attended — over 600 people from 44 states registered for the event.  We had a great discussion about common FMLA issues that continue to plague employers as they administer FMLA leave.  The Webinar centered around real-life … Continue Reading

Identifying, Managing & Preventing FMLA Abuse

In this webinar, Franczek Radelet partner and SHRP member Jeff Nowak and SHRP member Teri Hock identify the issues and address the questions surrounding the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), including: Identifying and understanding the most common forms of FMLA abuse Utilizing the changes in the FMLA regulations to help fight FMLA abuse Documenting … Continue Reading
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