Park Avenue Presentations

FMLA in 2022: How to Use It: How to Stop Employee Abuse

Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 1:00 pm ET

Duration: 90 minutes

Speaker: Dr. Jim Castagnera, Esq.

Register for Live Webinar: $299
Register for Live Webinar Plus Recording Download: $349


Special Feature: If you register for this webinar and cannot attend, you will be able to access a one-time instant replay without charge for up to 90 days after the date of the webinar.


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

Some employees consider the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave as extra vacation days or perhaps as a way to get away from the stresses of the Pandemic workplace.  Many see FMLA leave, whether paid or not, as the equivalent of a "hall pass" they can flash, whenever personal considerations make it convenient. In most instances employees take FMLA full-time or intermittent leave for legitimate reasons, but FMLA abuse is not uncommon, and when it comes to choosing the method by which FMLA leave is calculated, employers have more control over potential employee abuse than they think.

There are four alternative methods for calculating FMLA leave. Employers must use the same 12-month period for all of their employees, and once a specific 12-month period is chosen, it can only be changed after all employees have been notified. This is why it is essential that employers understand how each of the four methods is calculated and the pros and cons of each, including the administrative burdens.


There are also other FMLA related areas where employers can work to control employee abuse.  For example, understanding the options that exist for intermittent leave is crucial to helping employees manage their leave needs while maintaining discipline and efficiency in your workplace. 


Dr Jim Castagnera, an attorney and employment law expert, will discuss each of the four methods for calculating intermittent leave along with strategies for controlling other types of FMLA abuse. He will also review best practices and potential modifications to employee policies to curb FMLA abuse.





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