Park Avenue Presentations

How Do You Deal with a Leave-Abusing Employee?

Duration: 90 minutes

Speaker: Deirdre Kamber Todd


Bonus for Each Registrant:The webinar speaker will answer one written question that you may submit by email within one week after the webinar.


Webinar Description

Ever have an employee fake an illness at work? Gone every Friday and Monday during the summer? Avoiding reviews? Supposedly sick at home but you hear stories about them being out and about? Everybody's got at least one of these malingerers. Disciplining employees for faking sick leave can be extremely challenging, especially with all of the leave laws that can trip an employer up and result in some really serious legal trouble. You need to know how you can legally discipline, including terminate, an employee who abuses your sick leave policy and what you cannot do to that employee.

This informative webinar, presented by experienced employment law attorney Deirdre Kamber Todd, will address an employer’s multiple legal challenges, such as the EEOC's guidelines, USERRA's changes to FMLA, return to work policies, the "undue hardship" defense, and best practices for navigating these murky waters.



The webinar will cover the permitted actions that can be taken by an employer against a leave-abusing employee under:



Continuing HRCI Credit Information

This program has been pre-approved for 1.5 hours of General recertification credit hours through the HR Certification Institute. Use of the seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.


Continuing Legal Education Credit Information

This webinar has been approved in the following states for continuing legal education credit by  The Marino Legal Academy:

California: 1.5 credit hours

The Marino Institute for Continuing Legal Education is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.5 credit hours of participatory CLE credit.

New Jersey: 1.5 credit hours

This webinar has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.5 CLE credit hours.

New York: 1.5 areas of professional practice credit hours

This course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York Continuing Legal Education Board for veteran attorneys for 1.5 credit hours, of which 1.50 credit hours may be applied toward the Areas of Professional Practice.

Pennsylvania: 1.5 credit hours

This Distance Learning program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit.


To receive CLE credit for this webinar in those states, please request such credit by writing  Your request will be forwarded to The Marino Legal Academy for processing.


CLE credit for this webinar may also be awarded in a number of other jurisdictions. For more information, please contact a Marino Legal Academy legal education consultant at (212) 249-3779,x104.



This event will be presented live with a PowerPoint presentation to be viewed on your computer. You may listen to the audio of the webinar by telephone or through your computer. The PowerPoint slides will be provided shortly before the event. Once you register, you will receive an email which is your receipt and which includes your instructions for dialing in and logging on. You will also receive an email reminder 24 hours before the webinar.