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Lots of Leaves: Managing FMLA Abuse and Other Challenging Leave Issues [PODCAST]

From Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) fraud and abuse to intermittent leave, the number of challenging leave situations that employers potentially face may seem infinite. In this podcast, Sarah Platt and Suzanne Watson provide employers with practical tips and tools for managing vexing leave issues and curbing misuse of leave.

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Sarah Platt, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Employment Law Attorney
Of Counsel

Sarah Platt is of counsel in the firm’s Milwaukee office. She represents employers in all areas of employment law, including:

  • Proactive, practical counseling regarding hiring, discipline, accommodation, leave, and termination issues to avoid litigation and create a strong record to defend employment actions should litigation arise;

  • Drafting strong employment policies to comply with state and federal laws and guide employee conduct;

  • Investigating and responding to...

Of Counsel

Suzanne Watson partners with employers of all sizes on a full range of labor and employment issues. Suzanne is an experienced and strategic litigator and devotes a substantial amount of her practice to representing and successfully advocating on behalf of businesses before federal and state courts and administrative agencies throughout the country, including in the areas of trade secrets, unfair competition and restrictive covenants (including non-compete, non-solicitation, and confidentiality), discrimination, retaliation, harassment, disability and accommodations, leaves of absence, wage and hour, and employment contracts. Suzanne has successfully litigated restrictive covenant and employment law cases in both bench and jury trials, as well as has obtained countless favorable outcomes prior to trial or hearing on behalf of employers across the country.

Suzanne also works closely with employers in proactively addressing, and advising on, a wide array of personnel issues and maintaining compliance with state and federal employment laws. Suzanne’s experience also includes developing employment policies and procedures and contracts for employers, including tailoring restrictive covenant agreements and severance agreements to each employers’ specific and unique business and personnel needs.