Free FMLA Whitepapers

FMLA Basics: Getting To Know The FMLA

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) may seem intimidating, but it’s imperative that employers fully understand this workplace law and their obligations under it. This whitepaper provides an easy-to-follow overview of the fundamentals of the FMLA, so you can administer leave correctly and with confidence when an employee requests it.

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FMLA Training for Managers and Supervisors

Even small mistakes can lead to significant financial penalties under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). It’s essential that your managers, supervisors, or whoever oversees employee leave at your company knows how to comply with the regulations. That’s why proper training is so important.

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Qualifying Reasons for FMLA Leave

One of the most common questions about the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is whether a specific leave request qualifies for the Act’s potent protections. Situations such as the birth of a child, a serious health condition, and caring for a family member may or may not qualify for leave depending on a variety of factors.

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FMLA Certifications: Challenges & Tips for Employers

If you administer FMLA, you are already familiar with the challenges posed by FMLA certifications and the need to be familiar with the regulatory requirements behind them to avoid a violation, while still keeping a lid on potential FMLA leave abuse. Download this free whitepaper to gain a better understanding of the FMLA certification form, such as what a response might mean and what options are available to employers regarding the form and information supplied by health care providers.

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Are your employees under the influence? Developing and maintaining a compliant drug and alcohol program

Who needs a substance abuse policy? How does medical marijuana impact a drug-free workplace? When is Department of Transportation (DOT) drug and alcohol testing required? Learn the answers to these and other frequently asked drug and alcohol questions in this free whitepaper.

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Difficult Conversations: Five common mistakes managers are making

Difficult conversations are part and parcel to employee management. Managers face employee relations issues ranging from minor skirmishes among coworkers, to performance problems and disciplinary challenges, to allegations of discrimination or complaints of harassment on any given day. This free whitepaper goes over the five common mistakes managers are making.

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Everything Employers Need to Know About the Final Overtime Rule

For the first time in 15 years, the federal government is raising the minimum salary level for white-collar exempt employees. The biggest change is the higher minimum salary level which goes from $455 per week to $684 per week. This free whitepaper covers 10 of the most important aspects of the new law, which are effective nationwide on January 1, 2020.

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5 Reasons to Pay Attention to Employment Law Postings

It's surprisingly challenging to stay on top of employment law posting requirements. This free whitepaper explains why it's worth the effort to make sure your posters are in compliance. It covers 5 topics:

✓Federal agency interest
✓Good-faith efforts
✓Keeping up with posting changes
✓Determining which postings apply
✓Mandatory vs. minor changes

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FMLA Certifications: The Bane and Benefit of Administration

The certification is often at the heart of FMLA administration, since it holds the information often needed to determine whether an absence is for an FMLA-qualifying reason. Obtaining completed certifications, particularly on time, however, can be challenging. This free whitepaper outlines the dos and don’ts regarding certifications.

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The Form I-9: 6 Costly Mistakes Most Employers Make

Employers must complete a Form I-9 for all newly hired employees, but the form itself is deceptively simple. Unfortuantely, even employers that think they have an understanding of the I-9 and it's requirements regularly make fineable mistakes on the form. Some mistakes are more common than others, and most can be easily avoided. This free whitepaper outlines sixe of the areas in which employers are most likely to go wrong in the Form I-9 process.

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Sexual Harassment: 3 Tips for Effective Training

Sexual harassment claims are on the rise, and traditional training doesn't work. This free whitepaper discusses the latest research on what works, what doesn't, and what employers can do to stop harassment. Bonus section addresses states requirements for training.

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Top 5 Common FMLA Missteps

The FMLA is fraught with potential traps, from not recognizing when an employee puts you on notice of the need for leave, to returning an employee to work. This free whitepaper discusses the top five missteps employers take, and addresses how to avoid them.

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Top 5 Ways to Avoid Discrimination Claims

With 76,418 charges of discrimination filed with the EEOC in 2018 (each with the potential to cost companies thousands of dollars), organizations have considerable motivation to limit their exposure to such claims. This free whitepaper explains why preventing discrimination isn't always a simple task. It also provides employers five specific strategies to help limit the risk of a claim.

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