Webinar Recording: FMLA Certifications – Authentications, Recertifications, Second Opinions & More!

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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. In this webinar, we explored 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!


  • Ashlee Brennan, Esq., Compliance Attorney, ReedGroup
  • James Venable, JD, Vice President of Employment Law, Absence, and Accommodation Compliance, ReedGroup
  • Sue Woods, Esq., Senior Compliance Counsel, ReedGroup


This webinar qualifies for the following CEUs: 1 CLMS, 1 CPDM, 1 PHR, and 1 SHRM. If you are interested in receiving continuing education credit for the recorded webinar, you will need to watch the full webinar, and then download your certificate of attendance from the “Webinar Recording and Continuing Education” tab.

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