Employer Compliance Obligations Under the Family and Medical Leave Act

June 21, 2022

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Many employers struggle with understanding their compliance obligations under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). While organizations generally understand that the FMLA provides eligible employees with up to 12 workweeks of unpaid leave, they don’t have a grasp of the fundamental requirements of the FMLA, such as:

  • Does the FMLA apply to my organization?
  • What are the circumstances in which an employee can use FMLA leave?
  • What steps can we take to certify that an employee has a legitimate reason for requesting FMLA leave?
  • How should we handle employee requests for intermittent FMLA leave?
  • What are our obligations to restore an employee’s job upon returning from FMLA leave?
  • Can we make an employee get a second opinion regarding a health condition?
  • What are our options if we believe that an employee is abusing our FMLA policies?

In this webinar, we will help you navigate through the fundamental and essential requirements of the FMLA. We will identify some of the common pitfalls that arise under the FMLA and walk you through the best practices to ensure that your organization satisfies its compliance obligations. And, we will discuss how you can establish an FMLA policy that will help your organization manage its employee leave processes and reduce its potential liabilities.

This program will consist of a substantive presentation followed by a question and answer period. To ensure that questions are answered, attendees are encouraged to submit their questions in advance of this webinar.

Target Audience

  • Human Resources Managers and Staff
  • C-Suite: CEOs, CFOs, CMOs, COOs, and CCOs
  • Directors and Supervisors
  • Compliance Officers
  • In-House Legal Counsel

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Understand your organization’s compliance obligations under the FMLA
  • Recognize the pitfalls in your organization’s current FMLA leave policies and how to remedy deficiencies in those policies
  • Identify common ways in which employees abuse FMLA leave and implement strategies to reduce employee abuse of your organization’s FMLA policies
  • Understand an employer’s rights and obligations with respect to medical certifications
  • Understand how the FMLA intersects with other leave laws and benefits
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 Certificate of Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
06/21/2022 - 1:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
06/21/2022 - 2:30pm EDT

H. Scott Johnson Jr.

As of September 2023, H. Scott Johnson is no longer with the firm.

H. Scott Johnson Jr. is Senior Counsel with the firm in the Employment Law, Government Contracts, Litigation, Federal Grants, and Health Care practice groups. Scott maintains an active practice advising business and institutional clients on employment matters, commercial agreements, government contracts, and risk management. In addition to his corporate practice, Scott is also well-regarded for his employment and complex civil litigation practice. His complex civil litigation experience includes representing businesses in a wide variety of contract disputes and business torts including tortious interference, breach of fiduciary duty, civil conspiracy, defamation, fraud, and misappropriation of trade secrets. 

Participants can earn up to 1.80 CPE credits in Specialized Knowledge and Applications upon completion of all course requirements.


If you purchase CPE credit for this webinar you must satisfy the following conditions in order to receive your certificate:

  1. Answer at least of the 8 polling questions during the webinar
  2. Complete the evaluation survey after the conclusion of the webinar or in the follow-up email

Upon completion of these requirements, FTLF will email you your CPE Certificate within seven (7) business days.


  • Prerequisites: None 
  • Target Audience: Human Resources Managers and Staff, C-Suite: CEOs, CFOs, CMOs, COOs, and CCOs, Directors and Supervisors, Compliance Officers, and In-House Legal Counsel
  • Advanced Preparation: None  
  • Program Level: All
  • Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
  • Attendance Requirements: In order to be awarded the full credits, you must respond to six (6) out of eight (8) polling questions.

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Available Credit

  • 1.50 Certificate of Attendance


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