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  • Thursday, Sept. 29
  • 1:00 ET
  • 10:00 PT
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How to Legally Terminate Employees on FMLA Leave


In this 75-minute interactive online training, learn how to:

  • Make legally smart FMLA decisions.

    It’s HR’s most confusing legal obligation, but you can simplify compliance.

     

  • Know when to say ‘enough.'

    FMLA isn’t an unlimited entitlement. Learn when you can say “no,” and when you can say “goodbye.”

  • Prevent FMLA misuse and abuse.

    It’s nicknamed the “Friday-Monday Leave Act” for very good reason.

     

It’s possible to discipline, demote, or discharge employees on FMLA leave—but you need to know how.

It may seem like firing employees while they're on FMLA leave—or have just returned from leave—will earn you an instant trip to the courthouse. But it won’t end this way if you know exactly how to handle such discipline or terminations.

Too many employees think their FMLA leave makes them untouchable. They’ll threaten to sue if they believe their jobs are threatened. This often leads to employees misusing and abusing their leave. But their faith in the “FMLA shield” is misplaced. This new webinar will also help you spot FMLA abuse and legally terminate the abusers.

On September 29, learn the legally safe steps to discipline or discharge employees who are out on FMLA leave or have recently returned. Save thousands in legal fees—or worse, in legal verdicts.

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Agenda for How to Legally Terminate Employees on FMLA Leave

  • Know your rights (and employees’). Employees on FMLA leave actually don’t have greater protection from discharge IF you can show their leave played no part in your decision.
  • How to document your case. Learn exactly how to prove that your legitimate, business-based discharge was legal.
  • How to fire for poor performance. Discover what to do if you learn during an employee’s FMLA leave that he was doing his job poorly—or if a co-worker can do it better.
  • How to fire if FMLA is exhausted. Learn when you can terminate someone who used up her FMLA leave and isn’t ready to resume her duties. (Hint: It depends on whether they are disabled.)
  • How to combat FMLA misuse. Go on the offensive against FMLA abusers, and learn how to legally say “enough” and “goodbye.”
  • How to communicate legally. Discover the smart way to notify employees of your decisions—and to document them internally.

Interactive Q&A time included

Get answers to your own FMLA compliance questions from a true expert on the issue.

Anniken Davenport is a noted employment law attorney and editor of the HR Specialist: Employment Law newsletter series. She has authored several books, including Bullet-Proof Your Employee Handbook and Overtime & Other Tricky Pay Issues, published by HR Specialist. She is a co-author of the upcoming Labor & Employment Law for the 21st Century by Prentice Hall. Anniken has served as a professor at Penn State University, where she taught business law and HR management and also directed the Legal Studies Program at Wilson College. Her legal career includes representing government units in discrimination and other employment law cases and representing school districts in labor negotiations.

Anniken Davenport
Anniken Davenport Attorney and author
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