FMLA Compliance: A Complete Guide for Employers

In 2019, there were over 1,000 Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) violations reported to the US Department of Labor.

Approximately half went on to face legal action and $1,915,612.00 in back pay was awarded to employees.

FMLA violations are not only expensive for a company, but if the person who made the oversight is found responsible, they can be held personally, and even criminally, liable. 

With solid policies and procedures in place, your organization can avoid the costly ramifications of an FMLA misstep.

Join us for a 75 minute workshop on March 5th for insights and strategies to remain FMLA compliant, plus:

  • How to build a bulletproof policy that protects your organization
  • What needs to be included in your forms and policy to be compliant
  • How to discuss and implement an FMLA policy without violating employee rights or privacy

Program Highlights

Set your organization up for success (and compliance) with the right forms and policies

  • Know which forms to use and what your policy needs to include
  • Develop a well-written, airtight FMLA handbook and internal procedures
  • Keep up to date with the latest resources and tools available to you

Common FMLA Missteps employers make and how to avoid them

  • Avoid privacy problems: what managers can and can’t say to employees
  • How to document and track FMLA leave use and possible misuse
  • Safeguard your organization with defined approval or review processes

What you need to know to protect your organization from an FMLA lawsuit

  • How to deny an FMLA request without violating employee rights
  • Documents your managers need before any period of leave can be taken
  • What you should & shouldn’t ask when employees request leave

Program Benefits

Learn the do’s and don’ts of FMLA, what you can do to identify and address potential risks in your policy, and the interplay between the FMLA and privacy laws. You’ll walk away from this training read to handle any FMLA requests, remain compliant and equipped with answers to all your FMLA-related questions.

About the Speaker

Tricia Richardson, CPP, SPHR, SHRM-SCP provides clients with direct payroll assistance, information, education, consultation, and even empathy, in her role as a Consultant.
She has more than 25 years of experience in all aspects of workforce management (payroll processing, taxation, employee handbooks, human resources, benefits, etc.). Tricia is a Payroll and Human Resource “nerd” who actually enjoys reading Internal Revenue Code.

  • Tricia’s undergraduate work at the University of Maryland University College focused on Management Studies and Psychology. She is a Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) through the American Payroll Association (APA), a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) through the HR Certification Institute, as well as a Society for Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).
  • For the National American Payroll Association, Tricia is a Member of the National Speakers Bureau and a Contributing Writer to Paytech Magazine.
  • For the Susquehanna Valley Chapter of the American Payroll Association, Tricia has taught for both the Payroll and Human Resource Certification Study Groups and has served as both the Vice President and President of the Chapter.
  • Tricia also served on the Program Committee of the Human Resource Professionals of Central PA and is the Treasurer of a York County Pennsylvania Non-Profit Association.

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