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FMLA Certification Mistakes: How To Discover And Correct Unlawful Practices

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Medical certifications are used to help HR evaluate whether leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) must be granted (and, if so, for how long). They are also useful for helping employers combat FMLA abuse and fraud.

But there are strict rules on what kinds of certifications you can request, and when. If you get it wrong, you could be exposing your workplace to costly legal risks.

Join us for a highly rated webinar with live Q&A when a skilled labor and employment attorney will explain the most common compliance pitfalls relating to medical certifications, and how to avoid them..

You’ll learn:
  • Notice requirements concerning medical certifications
  • What you can and can’t do when you receive incomplete or vague certifications
  • How to handle certification issues when an employee’s leave request relates to a family member’s health condition
  • Certification requirements for intermittent or reduced-schedule leave
  • The right way to challenge a medical certification
  • What to do if you are unable to obtain a medical certification, despite repeated requests
  • Mistakes to avoid concerning fitness-for-duty certifications
  • Best practices for obtaining medical recertification under FMLA regulations
  • The consequences of an employee’s failure to provide sufficient medical certification in support of the need for FMLA leave
About Your Presenter:

Miranda Watkins, Esq.
Associate
Fisher Phillips LLP

Miranda Watkins is an associate in Fisher Phillips LLP’s San Diego office. She is passionate about counseling businesses of all sizes on their day-to-day labor and employment issues, offering preventative advice and tools to protect employers. She also litigates cases on variety of issues, including disability discrimination claims, leaves of absences, wage and hour claims, retaliation and wrongful termination. She represents employers in a range of industries in all areas of labor and employment law. Before joining Fisher Phillips, Ms. Watkins worked as an associate attorney for a national law firm, focusing on employment and general civil litigation matters.
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