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FMLA Advanced Virtual Master Class

November 8-9, 2023

Join Foulston partner Teresa Shulda as she presents BLR's 2023 Advanced FMLA Virtual Master Class, and discover best practices for keeping compliant with this tricky regulation. 

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As an HR professional, you are tasked with remaining in compliance with various state and federal laws. And one of the most difficult employment laws to keep compliant with is the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). And there’s no “good faith” exception for FMLA compliance—if you get it wrong, you are setting your organization up for costly lawsuits and terrible PR. With the liability risks involved with improper administration of the FMLA, it has become an increasingly popular topic for businesses.

In this Advanced FMLA Master Class, you will dive into situations that require a more advanced knowledge of the FMLA and FMLA compliance. This course will guide you through finding the best solutions for a variety of advanced subjects such as:

  • Leave laws that overlap with the FMLA and when those types of leave apply;
  • Calculating FMLA eligibility for employees, including those employees with a varied schedule;
  • How to best manage intermittent leave;
  • When and how to reach out to an employee’s physician for certification questions;
  • Identifying and investigating when employees misuse or abuse FMLA;
  • Managing and preventing employees moonlighting while on FMLA leave;
  • When you can fire employees who are on FMLA leave;
  • If and when you could be held individually liable for FMLA violations; and
  • How courts are currently interpreting FMLA regulations and other FMLA hot topics.


Teresa Shulda, a partner with Foulston Siefkin, is vice chair of the firm’s Wichita, Kansas, employment and labor practice group. She has been litigating employment disputes and advising on workplace law matters for nearly two decades. Much of Shulda’s practice includes advising clients on compliance-related issues and litigation-avoidance tactics. Often asked to share her insights with Human Resources professionals and legal colleagues at seminars and meetings across the region, Shulda is always one of the most popular speakers at Foulston’s annual Employment Law Seminars for her lively and fast-paced presentations. She serves as the co-editor of the Midwest Employment Law Letter and frequently publishes articles and client alerts on timely employment topics. Shulda is a graduate of the University of Colorado School of Law. She earned a graduate degree from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and an undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas.

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