How to Handle Tricky Employee Absenteeism Problems

On-Demand Schedule Wed, May 12, 2021 - Wed, May 19, 2021
Duration 60 Mins
Level Intermediate
Webinar ID IQW19B0224

  • 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.

Who should attend?

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

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.

Faculty - Mr.Harold Levy

U. Harold Levy is a national and international speaker, trainer, consultant and recognized expert on civil rights compliance issues, human resources, leadership and management. Mr. Levy has over 25 years of experience in the profession, most recently as the Eastern Regional Business Enterprise Analyst for the Department of General Services, Bureau of Minority and Women Business Opportunities. Some of Harold’s clients have included major pharmaceutical corporations, Police Departments, colleges and universities, and state and county government agencies.
 
Harold Levy has published several articles on topics relating to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action, Equity Issues, Student Recruitment and Retention, Civil rights and Human Resource Issues. A graduate of the Pennsylvania State University, Harold Levy has a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations, a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and is a certified Mediation Counselor. Mr. Levy is the recipient of many awards including the prestigious Administrative Service Award at the University of Minnesota Duluth, and the Tri-State Consortium of Opportunity Programs for New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.
 
Mr. Levy is an adjunct Sociology at Northampton Community College and serves in several communities and professional organizations including Northampton County Human Relations Advisory Council on the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission; American Association for Affirmative Action and as President of the Pennsylvania Black Conference on Higher Education

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