Gregory B. Reilly and Aisling M. McAllister to present FMLA Extension: When 12 Weeks Is Not Enough Webinar

May 9, 2019

By: Gregory B. Reilly and Aisling M. McAllister

Webinar - May 10, 2019

Learn to determine when an employee’s medical leave should shift from FMLA to ADA and how to avoid abuse issues while remaining compliant with state and federal laws.

There is a conflicting and confusing patchwork of federal, state and local laws respecting an employer’s obligation to provide leaves of absences. In many instances, an employer may be obliged to provide more than the 12 weeks of unpaid leave contemplated by the federal Family and Medical Leave Act. Many questions arise including about how much leave must be given, whether it is paid or unpaid and what rights, if any, do employers have to deny or restrict leave. This topic will explore these issues and others.

Learning Objectives

  • You will be able to discuss the relationship between sometimes conflicting federal, state and local leaves of absence laws.
  • You will be able to identify situations that may require an employer to provide more than 12 weeks of leave.
  • You will be able to review how to establish employer policies that legally and equitably provide necessary leaves of absence, but discourage employee abuse of leaves of absence.
  • You will be able to describe how to legally address the problem of employees seeking indefinite leaves.