Intermittent FMLA: Understanding an Employer's Obligations


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The FMLA is complicated enough but perhaps the most difficult part of the FMLA is understanding intermittent and reduced schedule leave. This informative CLE will provide you with tips to understand the ins and outs of taking intermittent and reduced-schedule FMLA leave and how to ensure compliance with the law. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the FMLA and what it requires to avoid legal liability for violation of the FMLA.

What you will learn:

  • Learn that FMLA can be taken all at once or on an intermittent or reduced-schedule basis
  • Understand the multiple methods for determining the 12-month period to use for calculating intermittent leave
  • Learn best strategies and practices for handling intermittent FMLA leave in a legally compliant manner
  • Understand how to draft FMLA policies to reduce potential abuse and ensure compliance
  • Learn what rights employers have when an employee takes intermittent or reduced schedule leave, including transferring employees to alternative available positions.
  • Know the exceptions to the requirement for reinstatement at the end of FMLA leave
  • Learn how to include all of an employee's qualifying time when calculating FMLA leave
  • Understand the medical certification process
  • Learn how to avoid the legal pitfalls that can derail your compliance efforts

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