1. DOL Issues New Opinion Letter on FMLA Compliance

DOL Issues New Opinion Letter on FMLA Compliance

Event ID: 76030
Session ID: 17373
Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2020; 1 PM Eastern
Duration: Scheduled for 90 minutes including question and answer period.
Presenter(s): Melissa Fleischer, attorney at law and president, HR Learning Center, LLC
Credits: 1.5 HRCI, 1.5 SHRM

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DOL Issues New Opinion Letter on FMLA Compliance

The DOL recently issued a new FMLA opinion letter regarding an employer’s designation of FMLA-qualifying leave. Employers need to understand this DOL opinion letter to help ensure compliance with the FMLA. Understanding how to ensure compliance with this law from start to finish – in light of this development – is an essential step in ensuring compliance.

Please join attorney Melissa Fleischer for this in-depth FMLA compliance guide and discussion of the new FMLA DOL opinion letter. She will provide HR with step-by-step procedures to best understand HR’s obligations under the FMLA. It will cover in-depth the legal requirements set forth in the FMLA with regard to leave of absences and will provide a step-by-step plan of action for those in HR when employees are out on a leave of absence to ensure legal compliance. This conference will best ensure FMLA compliance and provide best practices and policies for administering the FMLA in your workplace.


Just a sampling of what this webinar will cover:

  • In-depth look at recently-issued DOL FMLA Opinion Letter
  • Analysis of designation of FMLA leave by employer based on DOL FMLA Opinion Letter
  • Overview of HR’s responsibilities to ensure compliance with the FMLA
  • Methods to ensure employees taking FMLA leave are eligible and are taking leave for an FMLA-qualifying reason
  • Step-by-step guide to help FMLA compliance from start to finish
  • Strategies to ensure you best understand FMLA legal definitions, including the definition of a serious health condition
  • Best practices for applying the legal definitions of the FMLA when approving FMLA leave
  • Who is a parent, spouse, and child under the FMLA?
  • Methods for counting the 12-Month Period
  • What you can and cannot do with regard to Medical Certifications and requesting recertifications
  • Understanding FMLA Intermittent and Reduced Schedule Leave
  • Your legal obligation to reinstate employees to the same or an equivalent position at end of leave
  • Recommendations for how to create a legally-compliant FMLA policy that will best prevent future legal liability

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