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How to Legally & Effectively Handle Employee Leave Issues: 2 Day On-Site Training

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Summary

Understand your organization's rights and responsibilities under FMLA, ADA, Workers’ Compensation and more

Workshop Description/Agenda

Employee leave can put you in a real bind. Get the help you need to legally and effectively handle leave issues!

Employee leave is one of the hottest issues HR departments handle every year. In fact, the number of requests for leave have risen dramatically each year. From recent changes to FMLA to privacy issues, you can’t afford the legal fallout that comes from handling leave by trial and error.

At this two-day workshop, you’ll get the help you need with the hottest leave issues including: preventing abuse, managing absenteeism, records retention and destruction, return-to-work issues, and terminating employees on leave.

Ever feel like you’re jumping through hoops when it comes to employee leave?
As an HR professional, you know that when it comes to leave, you’re dealing with more than just FMLA. Oftentimes, you’ve got to worry about crossover with ADA and workers’ comp. Sometimes you even handle military and bereavement leave. And with so many federal regulations to meet (that sometimes conflict), it can be hard to handle employee leave legally AND effectively. If you’re tired of searching for the answers on your own, you don’t want to miss this workshop. It’s chock-full of answers to your toughest leave situations.

Get legally sound solutions for every leave situation you face.
At this two-day workshop, you’ll get a clear understanding of how to handle employee leave. From the privacy issues to FMLA changes, you’ll leave with clear-cut guidelines and information for handling every leave situation you face. Packed with dozens of how-tos, whys, and what-fors, you owe it to your organization, your employees, and your own peace of mind to enroll in this workshop today.

Special Session: Legally Terminating Employees on Protected Leave
Terminating employees on leave can be a risky decision to make. One misstep and you and your organization can land in deep legal hot water. But sometimes it has to happen, and that’s where this special session comes in. If you’ve been hesitant to think about terminating employees on leave or you’ve questioned your methods in the past, this session is for you. You’ll learn what the law says you can and can’t do … tips on what to say and much more.

In just two days, we’ll catch you up on months of research on employee leave, clarify the “gray areas,” and determine exactly when you can and can’t terminate employees on leave.

Don’t miss the workshop! Get the information you need to make your job easier!

What You'll Learn:

  • What changes could I expect with the new FMLA regulations?
  • Can a worker take extra time off after a death?
  • How much notice do employees have to give before taking leave?
  • When does a workers’ compensation injury qualify for FMLA?
  • With intermittent leave, how often does federal regulation require employer response to an employee request for leave?
  • What do the new FMLA statutes regarding military leave mean?
  • When can an employee walk off the job to start leave?
  • How long should I keep records of employee leave?
  • Can I require medical documentation for an injury before approving leave under workers’ comp without violating privacy laws protected by ADA?
  • What circumstances allow me to terminate an employee on protected leave?

No matter what your questions are regarding employee leave issues, this two-day workshop is chock-full of answers and solutions. Plus, you’ll have the chance to ask your expert trainer questions that are specific to your needs. You can’t afford to wing it when it comes to employee leave. If you have even one question, you don’t want to miss this event. After all, it could save you hundreds of thousands of dollars in court fines.

Workshop Agenda:

Understanding the Sources of Leave “Rights”

  • Federal law definitions
  • Employer policy
  • Collective-bargaining agreements

Understanding Voluntary and Involuntary Leave Regulations for:

  • Jury duty
  • Military leave
  • Workers’ compensation
  • FMLA
  • Disciplinary leave
  • Medical and disability leave
  • Sabbatical and educational leave
  • Bereavement leave
  • Vacation and paid time off (PTO)
  • Voting

Considerations That Impact Leave and Absence Laws

  • Understanding how much time the law provides for leave/absence
  • What you must consider before reinstating an employee
  • Deciding when the leave is paid or unpaid
  • What the law says about continuation of benefits and when you can terminate them
  • Keys for protecting employee privacy: What information you can and can’t ask for
  • Defining when managers can and can’t have access to employee medical records
  • Understanding FLSA requirements for paying exempt employees on a salaried basis
  • Special situations: Substance-abuse problems; off-hours liability issues; and conditions that are covered simultaneously by FMLA, ADA, and workers’ comp

Employer Rights in Preventing Leave Abuses

  • Creating tracking and reporting systems to better manage injuries and illness
  • What the law says about denying leave requests: When you can and can’t
  • Discovering alternative solutions to employee leave
  • How to prevent retaliation when leave is denied

Techniques for Managing Employee Absenteeism

  • Learn what top organizations are doing to make PTO policies work for them
  • Find out how no-fault policies impact leave and absence
  • See if a reward-based policy is right for you and your organization
  • Understanding the impact EAPs are having across the country

Policy Check-up: Is yours getting the job done?

  • Your role in creating and communicating policy
  • What your policies should and should not say: Tips from the pros
  • Techniques for communicating your policies to managers and employees
  • Forms and process that help managers navigate through FMLA, ADA, and workers’ comp

Records Retention and Destruction

  • How long you must keep employee documents – what the law says
  • How to handle e-mail and HR records maintenance
  • Safeguards that protect your critical documents from getting destroyed
  • Understanding HIPAA and employee leave

Easily and Legally Handling Returns to Work

  • What the laws say about requiring certifications before returning to work
  • How to bring an employee back to work and still comply with ADA, FMLA, and workers’ comp
  • Identifying any job adjustments you can or should make
  • Determining whether employees can still perform their responsibilities without their rights

Special Session: Terminating Employees on Protected Leave

In this can’t-miss session, you’ll tackle one of the hottest issues in employee leave today. You’l

Who Should Attend

Anyone who must handle employee leave issues for his/her organization

Additional Information

Training Provider: National Seminars Group

Course Topics: HR Management Training > Workers Comp/FMLA

Training Course Summary: Understand your organization's rights and responsibilities under FMLA, ADA, Workers’ Compensation and more

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