FMLA Self Audits: Make Sure You Are in Compliance

On Demand Webinar Credit CLE, HR Certification Institute, NASBA, SHRM

September 22 at 1:00 - 2:30 pm EST

Learn how self-auditing your FMLA program can lead to improved compliance.

Most HR professionals know that FMLA is a complicated law that possesses a host of administrative compliance challenges. Whether you are reviewing and updating your policy or operating procedures and/or coordinating with the employee on leave and their managers/supervisors, the FMLA can be difficult and challenging for even the most experienced HR Professional. This topic will provide you information on how to audit your companies FMLA practices and procedures to ensure compliance with the law and best practices.

Learning Objectives

  • You will be able to review and revise your FMLA policies.
  • You will be able to discuss how to develop a plan for conducting an audit of your company’s FMLA administration.
  • You will be able to describe how to establish compliance checklists for pre-leave, during leave, and return from leave stages.
  • You will be able to recognize common areas of noncompliance and ideas for correction.

Agenda

Why Conduct an FMLA Audit
  • Legal Compliance Issues
  • Audit Objectives
Reviewing Your FMLA Policy and Administration
  • Policy Requirements
  • Notice Requirements
  • Certification and Recertification
  • Common Violations to Be Avoided
  • Return From Leave Compliance Concerns
Proper Recordkeeping
  • What to File and Where to File
  • Start to Finish Administration
Training Pointers for Managers
  • Recognizing When a Request Has Been Made
  • Qualifying Absences
  • Calculating Leave Time
  • Role in Certification
  • Checking in While on Leave
Thoughts on Best Practices
  • Tracking Leaves
  • Communication With Employees on Leave
  • Harmonizing FMLA With Other Leaves

Who should attend?

This live webinar is designed for human resource managers, benefits and payroll professionals, business owners and managers, accountants, controllers, CFOs, and attorneys.

In Partnership with Lorman


Your Instructor


James R. Hays
James R. Hays
  • Partner in the Labor & Employment Practice Group of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
  • Practice is national and focuses on management labor and employment law
  • Represents clients in employment litigation in federal and state courts, as well as various arbitration forums, and in proceedings before various administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the United States Department of Labor, and state agencies throughout the United States
  • Regularly counsels clients on preparation and administration of personnel policies and employment strategies and compliance with WARN, FMLA, ADA, COBRA, and other federal and state labor statutes
  • Has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a New York Super Lawyer, 2013-2018
  • Regularly publishes and speaks on topics of concern and interest to employers
  • J.D. degree, New York Law School; B.A. degree, Catholic University

Credits

OnDemand Course

This course was last revised on April 15, 2020.

  • SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Preferred ProviderSHRM 1.5
  • Lorman Education Services is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for 1.5 PDC(s) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

Live Webinar Registration

  • AL CLE 1.5
  • This course or a portion thereof has been approved by the Alabama State Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for a maximum of 1.5 hours credit.
  • AR CLE 1.5
  • This course has been approved for 1.5 hours of CLE by the Arkansas CLE Board.
  • Arizona CLE 1.5
  • The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement. This activity may qualify for up to 1.5 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona.
  • CA MCLE 1.5
  • Lorman Business Center, LLC. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.5 CLE hours of participatory credit.
  • CT CLE 1.5
  • Neither the Connecticut Judicial Branch nor the Commission on Minimum Continuing Legal Education approve or accredit CLE providers or activities. This course has been approved for CLE credit in jurisdictions aside from CT and therefore it automatically meets the content and delivery requirements in Connecticut. Credit is based on a 60 minute credit hour and shall be awarded as follows: 1.5 CLE credit(s).
  • HI CLE 1.5
  • This program was approved by the Hawaii State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credit hours.
  • IL CLE 1.5
  • This course was approved for a total of 1.5 hours of MCLE Credit by the Illinois MCLE Board.
  • ME CLE 1.5
  • This course has been approved by the State of Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar. Lawyers who complete this course shall receive 1.5 hours of CLE credit under M. Bar R. 5.
  • NH MCLE 1.5
  • NH MCLE does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the NH Minimum CLE requirement. Lorman Education Services believes this course meets the requirement of NH Supreme Court Rule 53 and may qualify for CLE credit(s). Program Length: 90 Minutes.
  • NJ CLE 1.8
  • This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.8 hours of total CLE credit.
  • PA CLE 1.5
  • 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.
  • RI CLE 1.5
  • This program has been approved by the Rhode Island Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for 1.5 hours of CLE credit.
  • VT CLE 1.5
  • This program has been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board of Vermont for 1.5 hours of CLE credit.
  • WA CLE 1.5
  • This program has been approved by the Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 hours of Law & Legal Procedure credit.
  • WI CLE 1.5
  • This program has been approved by the Board of Bar Examiners for 1.5 hours for use toward the Wisconsin Mandatory CLE requirement.
  • WV MCLE 1.8
  • This program has been approved by the West Virginia State Bar MCLE Commission for 1.8 MCLE hours.
  • HRCI Approved ProviderHR Certification Institute 1.5
  • This program has been approved for 1.5 (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR(TM), aPHRi(TM), PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi(TM) and SPHRi(TM)recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org.
  • SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Preferred ProviderSHRM 1.5
  • Lorman Education Services is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for 1.5 PDC(s) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.
  • National Registry of CPE SponsorsCPE 1.8 including Personnel/HR 1.8
  • Lorman Education Services is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its web site: www.nasbaregistry.org. CPE Credit: Maximum Credit Hours: 1.8 each session (based on a 50 minute credit hour). You must attend at least 50 minutes to obtain credit. Field of Study: Personnel/HR for 1.8 hours. Prerequisite: basic knowledge of employment laws. Level of Knowledge: Intermediate. Teaching Method: Seminar/Lecture. Advance Preparation: None. Delivery Method: Group Internet Based. Please refer to the information in this brochure for outline, course content and objectives. Upon completion of this course, you will receive a certificate of attendance. Final approval of a course for CPE credit belongs with each state's regulatory board. Please note: In order to receive CPE credit for this course you MUST use the streaming audio option, as well as enable and complete the required progress checks.

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