FMLA Self-Audits – Find and Fix Your Leave Practice Problems Before the Feds Do

If the Department of Labor (DOL) decides to inspect your organization’s Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) practices and should they uncover systemic FMLA problems, beware! Your company could be on the hook for high-priced penalties. Before an employee lawsuit or a DOL investigation arises, the best defense lies in conducting your own FMLA self-audit and correcting any problems. But How do you get started? what should you be looking at? And, above all, what should you do if your FMLA audit reveals problems? This FMLA Self-Audit webinar will help you conduct a thorough review. Our Presenter will help you feel secure in your FMLA practices and undergo possible DOL investigations as the agency steps up its renewed focus on enforcement.

Why You Should Attend:

This comprehensive webinar will teach how to analyze and revise your FMLA policies and administer them with more assurance. Define an action plan for conducting an internal inspection of your company’s leave administration. Gauge your FMLA policies and curb misuse of your leave practices. Recognize organizational non-compliance with the FMLA and how to address it.

Areas Covered in the Session :

  • The importance of understanding FMLA requirements and recent updates
  • Why conducting a FMLA self-audit is always a smart maintenance move
  • What your audit should cover—FMLA recordkeeping, training, leave procedures, and more
  • What the DOL will look for during a FMLA investigation
    1. Statistical
      • Leave trends
      • Leave requests
      • Trends in approvals and responses to requests by Supervisor and Group / Department
    2. Anecdotal
      • Interviews with employees, supervisors, administrators, managers
    3. Documents
      • Records of requests, notices, determinations, medical
      • Certifications and e-certification
      • Employer’s FMLA Policy and Handbook
  • Why training employees in FMLA compliance is essential—and pointers on how to ensure that managers know the proper steps to take to respond to requests, returns to work, etc.
  • Why communicating your FMLA leave policy—and having a policy readily available—is so important
  • How to ensure that your FMLA forms are up-to-date and compliant
  • The importance of proper FMLA-related correspondence
  • How to ensure that you’re following recertification guidelines within the proper time frame

Who Should Attend:

  • Human Resource Managers
  • Administration
  • Risk Managers
  • Benefit Specialists
  • Supervisors
  • Business Owners
  • General Managers
  • Controllers/ CFOs / Financial Managers


  • Teri Morning, MBA, MS, SHRM-SCP specializes in solving company “people problems.”
  • Teri is the founder and a principal partner in HindsightHR – employee investigation and incident case management software.
  • Teri also sources software solutions for compensation and performance management.
  • Twenty+ years human resource and training experience in a variety of fields, including retail, distribution, architectural, engineering, consulting, manufacturing (union), public sector and both profit and non-profit companies.
  • Teri has enjoyed consulting with employers on their problems and trained managers and employees for over 20 years, meeting and working with employees from all types of businesses.
  • In addition to a MBA, Teri has a Master’s degree in Human Resource Development with a specialization in Conflict Management.
  • Teri was certified by the State of Indiana in mediation skills, Teri is certified in Project Management and IT Management, qualified as a Myers-Briggs practitioner and holds the SHRM certification of a Senior Certified Professional.

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  • Login Information with Password to join the session, 24 hours prior to the webinar
  • Presentation Handout in .pdf format
  • Presentation from the Speaker
  • Feedback form
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Recording access Information with Password to view the webinar, will be sent 24 hours after the completion of the Live webinar.
  • Presentation Handout in .pdf format
  • Certificate of Attendance