Employee FMLA Certifications: Practical Rules to Avoid Legal Mistakes
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The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides eligible employees with the right to take leave and keep their jobs on a reduced schedule, with intermittent absences, or for an extended period of time. Clearly this can present management challenges—if not major headaches. It’s a conflict that has bedeviled employers since FMLA went into effect more than 20 years ago.
Medical certifications are a useful tool for helping HR stay on top of employee leave and avoid leave abuse. Knowing how to systematically use medical certifications can help you determine who should be approved for leave and even realize when a fake claim has been made. And, most importantly, the smart use of medical certifications can also help you prevent costly lawsuits.
Join us for an in-depth webinar on how to master FMLA certification challenges and stay out of court.
You’ll gain insights on the ins and outs of how to use medical certifications to overcome difficult administrative and intermittent leave challenges and handle cases of suspected FMLA abuse.
About Your Presenter
- The types of health conditions covered under FMLA
- How to structure the use of medical certifications, including how to obtain additional information and how to verify certifications when the initial certification is vague or incomplete
- What you can ask for on a certification form
- When you should ask for a second, or third opinion
- Employee rights in the certification process
- What to do if your employee provides an insufficient certification, or none at all
- How to handle employee use of intermittent leave under the FMLA
- What to do when you have an employee with a chronic case of “Monday/Friday absentee-itis”
- Tips, techniques, and recommendations to prevent FMLA leave abuse in the workplace
- And much more!
Carlton Fields Jordan Burt
Jonathan Sterling, a shareholder at Carlton Fields Jordan Burt, handles employment law, including on the defense of organizations, municipalities and individuals against claims of discrimination, harassment and retaliation. He defends employers before state and federal courts and administrative agencies in cases involving FLSA, FMLA, ERISA, freedom of expression, worker's compensation retaliation and common law claims. Mr. Sterling has performed extensive consulting and compliance work for employers, including reviewing and drafting employee handbooks, employment agreements, non-compete agreements and arbitration agreements. His compliance work has been wide-ranging; from WARN Act compliance to wage and hour issues. Mr. Sterling belongs to the Employers Counsel Network and is a frequent contributor to the Connecticut Employment Law Letter and 50 Employment Laws in 50 States.
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All US States: 1.5
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