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Master Class: Minnesota Advanced Skills for Employee Leave Mgt

Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 2:30 PM - 11:30 PM

2020 FMLA Master Class: Minnesota Advanced Skills for Employee Leave Management
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On-Site Seminar:

Minneapolis, Minnesota | Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Morning Focus: Master FMLA Essentials to Make Sure Your Knowledge Foundation is Up to Date

Afternoon Focus: FMLA Compliance Scenarios and Case Studies for Real-World Application

Lunch is included with your registration!

The 2020 FMLA Master Class: Minnesota will teach you how to apply essential Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) compliance principles to successfully navigate tricky FMLA-related compliance waters, so you can consistently make the right call as to FMLA eligibility, notice and medical certifications, how to control and prevent FMLA abuses, and overall avoid expensive mistakes that could lead to lawsuits and costly fines.

Employee leave management is one of the biggest ongoing challenges for HR professionals. There are voluminous Department of Labor (DOL) regulations to grapple with and a steady stream of new federal court rulings on FMLA interference and retaliation being handed down each year. Led by experienced labor and employment attorneys, this class provides intensive instruction to help you master real-life FMLA challenges with insights into recent rulings, long-standing case law precedent, DOL interpretations, opinion letters, and regulations—as well as the trainers’ own experiences in advising clients—you’ll learn actionable examples on how to legally handle tricky FMLA issues that come up in daily work life.

This all-day workshop, which includes ample time for discussion, will provide you with comprehensive instruction on:

New and existing FMLA regulations
The latest FMLA-related court rulings
How to solve every day FMLA administration challenges concerning:
leave requests and FMLA eligibility;
medical certifications;
intermittent and reduced schedule leave;
employee performance issues and discipline;
how to count FMLA leave during holidays and plan for office shutdowns;
the intersection of FMLA with disability laws, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act and state workers’ compensation law;
And more!

Master Class Agenda


7:30 a.m.–8:30 a.m.

Part I—Mastering FMLA Fundamentals

FMLA Eligibility: FMLA Eligibility: Getting It Right

8:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m.

Establishing employee eligibility is the critical first step in administering FMLA leave And it’s a step that’s easily overlooked in the flurry of notices and certifications that follow a request for leave. But confirming that employe es are eligible to take requested leave in the first place sets the foundation for a fair and consistently applied leave program.

This topic will also set the foundation for our program, as we’ll use this introductory session to briefly assess your current knowledge of FMLA fundamentals. We’ll also highlight recent trends and developments affecting leave and discuss how to proactively adjust your policies and practices to ensure compliance with the ever-changing regulatory, legal, and practical landscape.

We’ll cover:

A quick overview of FMLA basic requirements;

How to determine FMLA eligibility quickly and easily;

How the FMLA rules and related court decisions affect key definitions, such as who qualifies as a covered family member;

How to coordinate state and federal leave when covered family members differ; and

Recent trends and developments affecting leave.

Managing Serious Health Conditions and Medical Certifications

9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.

At the heart of many FMLA leave requests is the serious health condition. Whether the condition is the employee’s own or that of a covered family member,

Cost: $649

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Minneapolis, MN 55430

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