FMLA With a Lawyer

Rick Verstegen, an employment law expert and practicing attorney, will increase your understanding of the law and give you practical advice. You will learn how to design, implement, and administer a compliant FMLA program.

Topics Covered

  • Introduction to FMLA
  • Addressing Notices and Certifications
  • Handling Intermittent Leave
  • Advanced FMLA Issues
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Training Overview

Learn all the FMLA requirements from a lawyer. Update your knowledge of family leave laws.

In February, President Biden issued a proclamation to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). This law has grown and evolved throughout its existence, with many updated regulations you must understand thoroughly to comply, avoid lawsuits, and help employees.

Correctly applying the nuanced laws can prove difficult even for the most experienced HR professionals. To clarify FMLA employer requirements, solidify your expertise, and propel your career, we are offering a comprehensive four-part series:

FMLA With a Lawyer

Session 1: Introduction to FMLA

  • What employers are required to follow FMLA
  • What qualifies for FMLA leave
  • When employees are eligible
  • Counting leave times
  • Common mistakes made in administering the laws

Session 2: Addressing Notices and Certifications

  • Required components of an FMLA policy
  • Timing and purpose of each form and certification
  • Requesting, clarifying, approving, and denying FMLA leave
  • Best practices for follow-up notices, asking for clarification on certifications, and requesting recertification

Session 3: Handling Intermittent Leave

  • Types of leave that qualify for intermittent leave under federal law
  • Intermittent leave for childbirth or adoption
  • Special rules for Instructional Employees

Session 4: Advanced FMLA Issues

  • Issues that arise when an employee takes leave for multiple reasons
  • Leave provisions under the FMLA, ADA, and WC, and their interrelationship
  • FMLA and flexible schedules
Recommended Audience
Who Should Attend?
  • Human resources professionals
  • Employee relations staff
  • Benefits administrators
  • Directors
  • Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Business owners
  • This program has been approved for 5.0 general recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.
  • This program is valid for 5.0 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.
What's included
Training includes
  • 5.0 HRCI, 5.0 SHRM
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • All resources and training materials

Expert Presenter

Richard F. Verstegen
  • Partner with Boardman & Clark, LLP of Madison, Wisconsin
  • School Law Practice Group and Labor and Employment Group
  • Represents educational institutions in a variety of education law matters
  • Published many articles regarding education and employment law
  • Former president of the Wisconsin School Attorneys Association
  • Current member of the State Bar of Wisconsin
  • JD degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School