National Seminars Group
How to Legally & Effectively Handle Employee Leave Issues: 2 Day On-Site Training
Understand your organization's rights and responsibilities under FMLA, ADA, Workers’ Compensation and more
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
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
Special Session: Legally Terminating Employees on Protected
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 changes could I expect with the new FMLA
- Can a worker take extra time off after a death?
- How much notice do employees have to give before taking
- When does a workers’ compensation injury qualify for
- 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
- 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
- What circumstances allow me to terminate an employee on
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.
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
- Disciplinary leave
- Medical and disability leave
- Sabbatical and educational leave
- Bereavement leave
- Vacation and paid time off (PTO)
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
- Keys for protecting employee privacy: What information you can and can’t
- Defining when managers can and can’t have access to employee medical
- Understanding FLSA requirements for paying exempt employees on a
- Special situations: Substance-abuse problems; off-hours liability
issues; and conditions that are covered simultaneously by FMLA, ADA, and
Employer Rights in Preventing Leave Abuses
- Creating tracking and reporting systems to better manage injuries and
- 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
- 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
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
- 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