From Vegas Trips to Fake Doctors’ Slips: Identifying and Minimizing FMLA Abuse

For more information contact: Jessica R. Gagnon

Event Description

As virtually every HR professional will tell you, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is one of the most confusing and complicated employment laws to administer. While providing job-protected leave for employees with serious health conditions or other qualifying events, it also presents the opportunity for misuse—or blatant abuse—by employees who want to mask attendance or performance problems, or who simply want more time off from work than otherwise would be allowed. Using real-life examples from recent cases, this webinar provides practical tips to help employers effectively administer FMLA leave and minimize the risk of misuse. 

Among other things, the webinar covers these areas:

  • Identifying the most common forms of FMLA abuse
  • Handling intermittent FMLA leave—a primary area for abuse
  • Identifying circumstances when travel might qualify as FMLA time
  • Using effective documentation and policies to curb misuse
  • Conducting appropriate investigations into suspected abuse 

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Nicole A. Bernabo

Robinson+Cole, Counsel

Jean E. Tomasco

Robinson+Cole, Counsel




07/17/2014 12:00 PM


07/17/2014 1:00 PM