Manager's Guide to FMLA

On Demand Webinar Credits HR Certification Institute, ASA, SHRM

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Ensure compliance throughout your organization by fully understanding FMLA requirements.

The federal Family Medical Leave Act has been in effect for 25 years, and it still is one of the most complicated laws for employers. While the concepts of the FMLA are fairly straightforward, there are so many administrative tasks to be taken under the law, and failing to do them correctly can be a costly mistake for employers. Determining who is eligible for leave and what type of leave they can take are just a couple of issues employers face. Employers also need to ensure that the proper documentation is provided to and received from employees before and during their leave. This program helps anyone who has to deal with FMLA within their company. Review who eligible employers and employees are, and discuss in depth what kinds of leave employees may take and how to best manage that leave. Tracking down paperwork and controlling intermittent leave are some of the most complex problems employers face, and this material will discuss tips and hints for dealing with both of these problems. This information will help any person responsible for FMLA feel more confident and comfortable administering FMLA.

Learning Objectives

  • You will be able to define whether or not you are a covered employer under the FMLA and whether you have any eligible employees who may take leave under the law.
  • You will be able to discuss the reasons that employees may request and take leave under the FMLA.
  • You will be able to explain how to determine what is a serious health condition and obtain the appropriate paperwork to document the need for medical leave.
  • You will be able to recognize when your employees may be eligible for protected FMLA and how to approach them regarding possible leave.


Employee and Employer Coverage Under FMLA
  • Employers
  • Employees
  • Who Is Family Under FMLA25
What Types of Leave
  • Parental
  • Serious Health Condition – Employee and Family Member
  • Military Leave
  • Intermittent and Reduced Schedule Leave
Notifications Required
  • By Employers
  • By Employees
Protections Provided to Employees
  • Reinstatement
  • Health Insurance and Benefits
Required Documentation
  • Employer Policies
  • Department of Labor Forms
  • Serious Health Condition Requests

Who should attend?

This live webinar is designed for supervisors, team leaders, business owners and managers, presidents, vice presidents, human resource professionals, and attorneys.

In Partnership With Lorman

Your Instructor

Sharon Jutila
Sharon Jutila
  • HR consultant at AmeriBen/IEC Group
  • Attorney and human resources expert with more than fifteen years' experience providing advice and recommendations to a wide range of businesses
  • Practice emphasizes all aspects of labor and employment law
  • Well-respected trainer and speaker on human resource and employment compliance issues having presented at more than 100 conferences
  • Wrote several publications and articles related to the areas of management defense employment law
  • J.D. degree, Order of the Coif, University of Oregon School of Law


OnDemand Course

This course was last revised on February 7, 2019.

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

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  • 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.

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