2019 Tools & Tactics Webinar: Medical Certification and Recertification

DMECTools & Tactics, Webinars

Thursday, Apr. 18

9:00 am PT | 12:00 pm ET

Let’s get back to basics about what employers can and cannot do with medical certification under the FMLA and state leaves. What is an employer’s option when they doubt the validity of a leave request? When is it appropriate to trigger recertification or a second opinion?

In this session, we will offer answers to these questions, as well as highlight what is allowed upon initial certification and recertification of the leave. We will also discuss how to identify a deficient or incomplete certification.

DMEC members receive free registration for webinars. Log in to your DMEC account prior to registering to receive member pricing.

Learning Objectives

  • Gain an understanding of the basics for certification and recertification of leaves.
  • Identify what information can and cannot be requested from an employee to maintain compliance.
  • Discover the right time and process for requesting second or third opinions.


Byron Bass
Bryon Bass, SVP, Disability and Absence Management Practice and Compliance, Sedgwick

At Sedgwick, Bryon is responsible for overseeing disability and absence management product standards and compliance, quality, and disability financial services. Previously, Bryon was the director of integrated disability management at Pacific Gas and Electric where he oversaw company wide integrated delivery of disability and absence management services, comprised of self-insured/self-administered workers’ compensation, fitness for duty, leave of absence, accommodation, and time-off programs. Bryon has a wide range of experience in health and productivity management, both from an employer HR & benefits perspective as well as third party administration.



This session qualifies for the following CEUs: 1 CLMS, 1 CPDM, 1 PHR, and 1 SHRM. To qualify for CEU credit:

  • You must attend the full duration of the webinar. Following the webinar and once attendance has been confirmed, you will receive an email with CEU reporting information.
  • You must register for and watch the webinar individually. Group participation does not qualify CEU credit.

CLMS Logo_RGB_PNGExclusively offered by DMEC, the Certified Leave Management Specialist (CLMS) program is the only professional designation of its kind that provides interactive, hands-on training to ensure your programs effectively comply with state and federal leave laws. Learn more about the CLMS program.

Registration Fees

Registration Fees
DMEC members Free
Nonmembers $29.99

DMEC members receive free registration for webinars. Not sure if your organization is a member? Use our online form to verify membership and sign up as an individual under your company’s membership.

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