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FMLA Certifications: How To Get The Medical Information You Need To Designate Leave And Decrease Abuse

SKU:WC-1023735
Date / Time: Recorded
Format: Webinar
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Recently, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority announced it would fire 27 employees for attendance policy abuse. An analysis of FMLA leave patterns revealed 208 Friday call-ins during July and August, compared to just 68 Friday call-ins over the rest of the entire year.

Does this case of Friday FMLA fraud sound familiar? Chances are, you’ve dealt with one or more cases of questionable FMLA leave yourself. But what can HR do about it?

Medical certifications are a useful tool for assessing whether protected leave under FMLA should be authorized in the first place and a very good way to help crack down on suspected abuse.

Unfortunately, the certification process is far from straightforward, and the law limits your ability to question an employee’s intentions or request additional information.

Join us to learn how to master the key steps of requesting and interpreting FMLA certifications, including how to legally get the information you need from a healthcare provider and even detect potential abuses of the system.

You’ll learn:

  • How to structure the use of medical certifications
  • What you can ask for on a FMLA certification form
  • When a second or third opinion is permissible under FMLA regulations
  • What rights employees have during the FMLA certification process
  • What to do if the employee provides an insufficient FMLA certification or none at all
  • How to handle employee use of intermittent leave under the FMLA
  • How to address when an employee is chronically out on Mondays and/or Fridays
  • Practical recommendations on preventing FMLA leave abuse in your workplace
About Your Presenter:

Danielle GarciaDanielle C. Garcia, Esq.
Associate
Fisher Phillips LLP

Danielle Garcia focuses on representing clients in all aspects of labor and employment law, including traditional labor relations management, harassment, and discrimination. She currently advises employers regarding proper FMLA practices to prevent costly litigation. Prior to her legal career, Danielle worked as a human resource generalist where she administered FMLA and managed complicated leave scenarios. She has also presented at BLR’s FMLA masters class in San Diego.

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Licenses / Designations / Educational Credits:PHR/SPHR
All US States: 1.5
About The Provider: BLR® is the leader in helping organizations, and their employees, reduce safety, environmental and employment compliance-related legal exposure, stay on the right side of law, and achieve their full potential. We offer best-in-class compliance product and services that includes news, information & analysis, best practice guidance, employee training and turn-key tools delivered in a wide range of formats from online applications, live events and websites to books, CD's, Video, Posters and newsletters geared to all sized organizations and industries.
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