What you'll learn?

  • What are legally protected absences under federal laws
  • How to recognize and deal with patterns of abuse
  • How to develop strategies to identify and manage leave abuse red flags
  • Explore the importance of a written attendance policy and consistent tracking
  • Discover why you’ve never enforced an absenteeism policy in the past — without being accused of discrimination or harassment

Overview of the webinar

When employees don’t play fair with your organization’s absentee policy and take an unplanned or excessive time off, it causes problems — and you need solutions! This webinar will teach you how to create or update your attendance policy which complies with legal standards and which can be flexible enough to meet the demands of different departments or positions. The program will also address federal and state laws that may be implicated in dealing with attendance issues such as the FMLA and ADA.

Why should you attend?

Chronic absenteeism can hurt productivity and profits, while also taking a severe toll on employee morale. You’ll discover how to not only recognize, but deal with patterns of attendance abuse. The typical reasons behind unnecessary time off, why it deserves your attention and what you can do to prevent it. And you’ll find out what disciplinary steps you can take even in the most sensitive situations and strategies for addressing the most common employee absenteeism problems.

Who Will Benefit?

  • Labor & Employee Relations Managers
  • Employee Benefit Specialists
  • FMLA Coordinators
  • FMLA Leave Managers 
  • HR Professionals
  • FMLA and Leave Management Coordinators

About the speaker

U. Harold Levy

Years of Experience: 25+ years

U. Harold Levy is a national and international speaker, trainer, consultant and recognized expert on civil right issues, human resources, leadership and management. Mr. Levy has over 30 years of experience in the profession, most recently as the Eas