2020 Tools & Tactics Webinar: FMLA Certifications – Authentications, Recertifications, Second Opinions, & More!

DMECTools & Tactics, Webinars

Thursday, Apr. 30

9:00 am PT | 12:00 pm ET

Medical certifications provide a roadmap for managing Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) use. They are also an essential tool for limiting FMLA fraud and abuse. Join us for this practical, informative webinar where we will explore how to:

  • authenticate and clarify certification forms with a healthcare provider;
  • use second (and third) opinions when you doubt the validity of a medical certification;
  • seek recertifications, especially when current use exceeds stated frequency and duration of leave;
  • delay or deny FMLA leave when paperwork is late;
  • manage special issues, such as non-English certifications, extenuating circumstances, and more!

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

Learning Objectives

  • Discover how to authenticate and clarify certification forms with a healthcare provider.
  • Gain an understanding of how to use second (and third) opinions when you doubt the validity of a medical certification.
  • Identify how to manage special issues, such as non-English certifications, extenuating circumstances, and more.

Presenters

Ashlee Brennan, Esq.
Compliance Attorney
ReedGroup

At ReedGroup, Ashlee provides expertise and guidance for administering statutory disability and paid family leave programs. She also assists with state, federal, and local leave law compliance through research and blog posting. Ms. Brennan joined ReedGroup in 2013 after working for several non-profit organizations assisting individuals with disabilities.

James Venable, JD
Vice President of Employment Law, Absence, and Accommodation Compliance
ReedGroup

At ReedGroup, James provides expertise in absence management compliance and employee relations counseling. He has more than 20 years of experience across senior roles in legal, human resources, and compliance from several Fortune 500 companies. James joined ReedGroup in April 2018 after serving as vice president of human resources, employee and labor relations, compliance, and environmental health and safety for Comcast, where he was responsible for engagement and labor relations activities for the company’s west division business unit.

Sue Woods, Esq.
Senior Compliance Counsel
ReedGroup

At ReedGroup, Sue focuses on product and operational compliance in leave and absence management solutions. Sue brings years of experience practicing labor and employment law, including advising employers on the intricacies of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Title VII, and state and local leave laws. By writing timely articles and speaking at seminars and events, Sue strives to break down tricky leave compliance issues into actionable, practical employment solutions.

CEUs

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 for 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

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