Webinar Recording: True FMLA Stories from Recent Court Opinions

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When dealing with leaves of absence, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) statute sets the framework, while the regulations provide more detail, and the Department of Labor’s (DOL) opinion letters give us the government’s side of the story. But there’s more to FMLA compliance than that. In FMLA lawsuits, the rubber really meets the road with the resulting court opinions. Consider the case about the employer who fired two employees (husband and wife) for taking intermittent leave on the same day to attend their daughter’s field trip. Or the employee who was terminated for driving a Hummer vehicle and lifting a child contrary to weight bearing restrictions during FMLA leave. In these cases, the employer didn’t always win.

This session explored how employers fared in recent FMLA lawsuits, the lessons learned, and the absolute latest in FMLA case law.


  • Marti Cardi, Esq., VP, Product Compliance, Matrix Absence Management
  • Armando Rodriguez, Compliance Attorney, Matrix Absence Management
  • Lana Rupprecht, Director, Product Compliance, Matrix Absence Management


This webinar qualifies for the following CEUs: 1 ADMS, 1 CDMS, 1 CLMS, 1 PHR, and 1 SHRM. If you are interested in receiving continuing education credit for the recorded webinar, you will need to watch the full webinar, and then download your certificate of attendance from the “Webinar Recording and Continuing Education” tab.

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