by Marti Cardi, Esq. - Senior Compliance Consultant and Legal Counsel
May 12, 2020
So enough with the coronavirus already, right? Let’s get back to basics and one of the most challenging FMLA issues: employee abuse and misuse.
As an employer, suspected abuse of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) can present many challenges. Leave abuse can increase an employer’s costs and deplete resources, while also greatly decreasing employee productivity and morale. However, there are ways to effectively navigate the leave abuse landscape, especially considering the court’s support of the honest belief defense.
In this session, we will discuss scenarios where the honest belief defense has been effective in defending FMLA decisions. We will contrast these examples with highlights of areas where employers failed to make their case, and examine the differences. Attendees will leave with an understanding of what elements are critical to substantiate an honest belief defense.
And of course, keep watching this blog for COVID-19 updates – we have more waiting in the chutes!