FMLA Issues Involving Medical Certifications

Webinar: ID# 1020416
Recorded CD
About This Course:
Employee attendance and productivity are keys to a successful organization. Employee leaves of absence can create many issues for an employer. Many employers do not understand what they can and cannot do regarding medical certifications. Proper management of the medical certification process is critical for employer's to meet the productivity goals of the organization. Compliance with federal and state leave laws is critical in minimizing a company's liability.

This information will assist the persons responsible for leave management of FMLA to understand the employer's obligations and what actions an employer can take to keep its workforce present and productive. This webinar will focus on procedures of complying with the FMLA and other extraneous issues that may pose an exposure risk. These procedures will allow your company to navigate the often complex web of overlapping issues within the FMLA as well as federal and state leave and disability laws. Receive tips and insight to manage the FMLA and other leave issues.


Overview of Employee Eligibilty
  • Who Is Covered
  • Reasons for the Leave
  • Leave Entitlement
Medical Certifications
  • Requirements
  • Second and Third Opinions
  • Exceeding Certification Time
  • Clarification of Medical Certifications
  • Recertification
About The Presenter

Robbin W. Hutton
  • Partner at the Memphis office of Ford & Harrison LLP
  • Practice includes health care, manufacturing, employment litigation, restaurant industry and labor
  • Has represented management for more than 15 years on a variety of issues; for the last eleven, she has devoted her practice exclusively to employment law and labor matters, her broad experience allows her to see HR issues in a broader business context
  • Works with clients in a range of industries, including hospitality/restaurants, health care/long-term care, and manufacturing
  • Develops and implements employment policies, and conducts work-related investigations and HR audits for employers
  • Frequent speaker on labor and employment topics, also conducts training and seminars on various employment-related topics, including sexual harassment/discrimination, FMLA, FLSA, union issues and ADA
  • J.D. degree, Mississippi College School of Law; B.P.A. degree, University of Mississippi
FMLA Issues Involving Medical Certifications
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