Ready for Regular Ol’ FMLA?

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.

On Thursday, May 21 at 12:00 Eastern/9:00 Pacific I will join Angie Brown, ClaimVantage Absence Practice Leader, in presenting a Disability Management Employer Coalition webinar.Martidmec

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.

You can register here or just go to and click on the Conferences & Events tab. We invite you to use this discount code for free registration: 20CLAIMVANTAGE1

And of course, keep watching this blog for COVID-19 updates – we have more waiting in the chutes!