Park Avenue Presentations

Four Methods for Calculating FMLA Intermittent Leave

Duration: 90 minutes

Speaker: Dr. Jim Castagnera, Esq.


Webinar Description

Some employees consider FMLA leave as extra vacation days.  Many see FMLA leave, whether paid or not, as the equivalent of a “hall pass” they can flash, whenever personal considerations make it convenient.  FMLA abuse is not uncommon, but when it comes to choosing the method by which intermittent leave is calculated, employers have more control over potential employee abuse than they think.

There are four alternative methods for calculating intermittent leave. They all involve the employer choosing one of four alternatives for calculating the 12-month period over which intermittent leave is calculated.  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.  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, potential modifications to employee policies and case law and agency guidance relating to intermittent leave and FMLA abuse.



During this important webinar Dr. Castagnera will be discussing:


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