Best Practices for FMLA Recordkeeping
1 hour 30 minutes
Ensure your FMLA recordkeeping is a major asset and not a fatal liability.
Employers find FMLA compliance one of the most vexing problems in their compliance with the many employment laws providing employee workplace rights. And at the top of the FMLA problem list is assuring that they have the proper records for proving FMLA compliance. Employers need to assure that they have the right FMLA policies in place to provide for timely and appropriate FMLA recordkeeping. These include showing employees were provided an appropriate and lawful FMLA policy and documentation of every step of the process from employee inquiry, provision of the DOL’s certification form (WH-380), follow up on deficiencies in the certification, FMLA decision documentation and all post-approval follow up. A failure to have the right FMLA records can lead to costly claims and make successful defense problematic. This topic is critical for employers to ensure their FMLA recordkeeping is a major asset and not a fatal liability.
• You will be able to describe the appropriate DOL FMLA forms.
• You will be able to discuss documenting your FMLA policies.
• You will be able to identify documentation requirements critical to employer FMLA success.
• You will be able to recognize whether you have necessary records to establish FMLA compliance in a lawsuit or DOL audit.