For many HR professionals, FMLA regulations can be a daunting compliance requirement to wrap their head around. But the Department of Labor (DOL) regulations related to medical certifications under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) not only help employers avoid legal pitfalls—they also enable employers to better detect and address FMLA fraud and abuse.
Join us on March 12 for an all-new webinar that will take a deep dive into the various FMLA certification forms and the regulations that address certification requirements. Our presenter, a seasoned employment attorney, will cover various tools, tips, and tricks built into the DOL’s regulations—tools that employers can use to ensure employees (and their doctors) provide the information needed to evaluate the need for leave. You’ll learn do’s and don’ts of handling FMLA leave and the paperwork involved when a request for medical leave arises.
Plus, you’ll learn:
- Proper FMLA administration requirements regarding the various forms of notification and certification
- When you should provide employees with a certification form
- Employer rights when an employee fails to provide a timely certification to substantiate the need for leave
- What to do if the certification from an employee’s healthcare provider is incomplete or insufficient
- How to handle situations when an employee’s leave usage exceeds the amount or frequency of leave certified by his/her health care provider
- How to handle situations when you doubt the authenticity of an employee’s certification
- What to do when you simply don’t understand the information contained within a certification
- Under what circumstances you can and should seek recertification
- How to handle situations where the certification provided by an employee indicates that another accommodation beside leave is needed
- What you may do if you receive information that an employee is engaging in activities that are inconsistent with his/her certification
- And much more!
YOUR EXPERT INSTRUCTOR
Julie Moore, Esq.
Julie Moore is a member in Steptoe & Johnson PLLC’s Morgantown, West Virginia office. She focuses her practice in labor and employment law, serving clients from a variety of industries ranging from banking, to health care, to trucking, to energy.
Ms. Moore regularly counsels employers on the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), sexual harassment, employee discipline/termination, disability accommodation requests, wage and hour compliance, and federal and state anti-discrimination laws. She routinely conducts customized in-house training programs for her clients’ supervisors and HR personnel on a variety of employment law topics. She also assists employers with reviewing and drafting their employee handbooks and other personnel policies.
Additionally, Ms. Moore regularly defends employers in litigation in state and federal courts throughout West Virginia and Pennsylvania, as well as with respect to complaints filed with the West Virginia Human Rights Commission and charges before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Ms. Moore is the chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee and is a member of the firm’s Higher Education, Health Care, and Banking & Financial Services industry teams.
This program has been pre-approved for 1.5 hours of general recertification credit toward PHR and SPHR recertification. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org.
Business & Legal Resources (BLR) is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. This program is valid for 1.5 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the SHRM Certification website at www.shrm.org/certification.