Susan Fahey Desmond

1:00 pm ET | 12:00 pm CT |11:00 am MT | 10:00 am PT

Duration : 90 Minutes

Event Material

Training Description

“Employers have the right to obtain a physician certification to confirm that an employee has a medical condition necessitating leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act.  All too often, however, employers do not utilize the certifications in the manner that protects the employer from FMLA liability." - Susan Fahey Desmond

The Family and Medical Leave Act is one of the most difficult (and frequently violated) employment law statutes.  The statute is very employee friendly as it gives absolute job protection to those who qualify for leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act. Most employees do not abuse these valuable rights but there are always some who want to play the system! 

The forms provided by the Department of Labor  such as the physician certification, etc., are a valuable tool employers can use to weed out those individuals who are determined to abuse the system.  Are you using the physician certification form correctly to ensure that your employee truly has a serious health condition?  When can you refuse to provide Family and Medical Leave Act leave because the employee failed to provide the information you are entitled to know?  This webinar will walk you through needed policies and procedures, your right to a certification, and more!

Learning Objectives:

  • What your FMLA policies must say
  • The proper way to inform your employees of their obligation to provide a physician certification
  • What the physician MUST tell you
  • Authenticating and clarifying physician certifications
  • Utilizing recertifications
  • Utilizing forms and certifications to curb FMLA abuse
  • Avoiding GINA issues when requesting medical information

Who will Benefit: Human resource professionals, benefits specialists.

Training Format

Pre Recorded


Human Resource & Payroll

What is On-demand ?

Replay of previously recorded Webinar available online to access anytime, anywhere. And you can watch this webinar multiple times within 24 hrs on the date of your choice. You will receive the instructions & link to attend the On-Demand webinar on the webinar date only.

*Above prices are for single user only, for multiple users call us at 855-358-8585