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Navigating the Use and Abuse of the FMLA

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Managing leave for sick or injured workers under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is daunting for most employers. Employers must balance their efforts to prevent employee abuse of leave against the potential for lawsuits or government action for alleged wrongful denial of leave requests. Administering employee leave is further complicated by the fact that certain medical or disability-related issues can be subject to different federal and state laws at the same time. The employer must simultaneously ensure consistent compliance with the requirements of each.

9:00 – 10:00
FMLA Update
• Case law update
• Regulatory update
• FMLA under Trump

10:00 – 11:00
Strategies for Addressing Suspected FMLA Abuse
• Certification Process Scrutiny
• Second/Third Opinions
• Post-Certification Leave Administration
• Recertifications
• Surveillance and the “Good Faith Belief” Defense
• Proactive Policy/Procedure Changes
• Hypotheticals

11:00 – 11:15 Break

11:15 – 11:45
Strategies for Addressing Suspected FMLA Abuse

11:45 – 1:15
Navigating Murky Waters: The Confluence of FMLA, ADA, Workers’ Compensation and More
• State “Mini-FMLA” Laws
• Workers’ Compensation
• Disability Benefits
• Third Party Administrators
• “Paid Sick Leave Laws”
• Hypotheticals

Program Sponsor: PBA Labor and Employment Law Section

Practice Areas


Christine E. Burke Esq. Karpf Karpf & Cerutti PC
Jonathan S. Krause Esq. Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP (Phila)
Eric B. Meyer Esq. FisherBroyles LLP
Barbara R. Rigo Esq. Littler Mendelson PC (Phila)
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