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CFRA Certifications: Critical Compliance Essentials To Keep You Out Of Legal Hot Water

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About This Course:
Although the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) and the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) are similar, there are several key differences when it comes to requesting medical certifications in California.

Join us when attorney Danielle Garcia of Fisher Phillips will provide the latest updates on how to ensure that CFRA certification requests comply with state and federal law. You’ll discover what you may legally request in terms of a medical certification from your employees and strategies for getting the information you need to properly designate leave. You’ll also learn how to spot potential abuses of the system.

Learning Objectives:
  • Key CFRA definitions you need to master
  • What your rights are as an employer when it comes to medical leave for employees
  • Proper guidelines for getting the healthcare certification forms you need
  • Who is included under the PFL (Paid Family Leave) and what you may request to certify compliance
  • Best practices for obtaining documentation to determine if a California employee is entitled to paid and/or protected leave
  • Why it is important to have proper certification – and what that entails
  • Rules related to fitness-for-duty certification before and after returning from leave
  • Compliance essentials for certifications pertaining to pregnancy disability leave in California
  • The difference between serious health conditions and common ailments identified on the medical certification so you can properly allow or deny leave
  • How to handle a situation where you need to obtain clarification on a medical certification due to vagueness, incompleteness or ambiguity
  • The limits to your rights to obtain subsequent medical opinions concerning a serious health condition
About Your Presenter:

Danielle C. Garcia
Attorney
Fisher & Phillips

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 CFRA practices to prevent costly litigation. Prior to her legal career, Danielle worked as a human resource generalist where she administered CFRA and FMLA leaves and managed complicated leave scenarios. She has also presented at BLR’s FMLA masters class in San Diego.

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