FMLA Intermittent Leave

FMLA Intermittent Leave: Compliance Workshop

“Intermittent leave is the single most serious area of friction between employers and employees seeking to use FMLA leave." – U.S. Department of Labor

Some of HR’s most thorny, legally risky situations involve employees’ use (and abuse) of FMLA leave taken in small bites. The amount of detail and timing necessary to administer these leaves can confuse even the most seasoned HR professionals. And because employees are becoming well versed in the FMLA game, your organization is paying the price. It’s up to you to know the law—and your CEO will expect it.

Find out how to prevent and correct FMLA compliance problems and effectively manage all types of FMLA intermittent leave issues, including complex new leave issues created by COVID sickness, testing and family leave.

Our promise: By the end of this session, you will feel much more comfortable and confident managing the FMLA in your workplace.

Agenda for FMLA Intermittent Leave:

  • Confidently handle every intermittent FMLA question thrown at you.
  • Correctly use the tools of compliance to address unscheduled and intermittent leaves (certifications, call-in rules, attendance procedures and more).
  • Manage the practical FMLA intermittent issues, not just the legal ones.
  • Leverage your follow-up powers. Know when you can contact an employee’s doctor about the need for leave … and request a second opinion.
  • Understand pandemic compliance. Are COVID-positive workers eligible for FMLA? What about to care for positive or exposed family members?
  • Comply with vaccine-leave requirements. The vaccine, isolation and mandate issues related to FMLA are confusing and legally risky—we’ll clarify it all.
  • Learn lessons from recent court rulings. They lay out a path for the best (and worst) steps to complying with intermittent-leave laws.
  • Understand 'real-world' FMLA scenarios. We'll explain how to manage the real-world situations you face daily in administration of FMLA intermittent leaves.
  • Identify the key questions you should be asking each and every time an employee seeks leave.

In this 75-minute training, you will learn how to:


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Your Presenter:

Kate Trinkle

Kate Trinkle is an attorney at the Indianapolis office of Ogletree Deakins. Kate focuses her practice on defending employers against allegations of discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination and FMLA claims. In addition to her litigation practice, Kate provides advice and counsel on a variety of employment topics, including leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act. Kate is an enthusiastic problem solver and enjoys working with employers to resolve employment maters. She also speaks and writes often on employment law issues.

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HRCI has pre-approved this activity for recertification credit toward the aPHR®, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, aPHRi™, PHRi™, GPHR® and SPHRi™ certifications. The content of the activity submitted has met the criteria of the Approved Provider Program.

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If FMLA Intermittent Leave: Compliance Workshop fails to meet your needs, we will refund every penny you paid – no hassles, no questions asked.