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FMLA Certification Inconsistencies & Inaccuracies: Spot Trouble & Legally Get Info for Designating Leave & Preventing Abuse - On-Demand

FMLA Certification Inconsistencies & Inaccuracies: Spot Trouble & Legally Get Info for Designating Leave & Preventing Abuse - On-Demand

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FMLA Certification Inconsistencies & Inaccuracies: Spot Trouble & Legally Get Info for Designating Leave & Preventing Abuse - On-Demand

Webinar now available On-Demand.


WEBINAR SNAPSHOT: Learn how to spot inaccuracies and inconsistencies in FMLA medical certification forms like WH-380-E and WH-380-F and how to get the information you need to certify and recertify leave and curb FMLA abuse.


Mastering FMLA compliance starts at the very beginning of the process, with the notification and certification requirements. The legal requirements related to medical certifications under the FMLA not only help employers to avoid legal pitfalls, but also enables employers to better detect and address FMLA fraud and abuse. 

Understanding the certification forms, such as WH-380-E and WH-380-F, enables employers to know what to look for in determining how to designate leave.

Use this on-demand webinar taking a deep dive into the various FMLA certification forms and the regulations that address certification requirements.

Attorney Todd Ewan of Fisher Phillips LLP will discuss the various tools, tips, and tricks built into the regulations to help employers ensure that employees and their doctors provide the information that is needed to evaluate their need for leave.

You’ll get practical guidance on the do’s and don’ts of handling FMLA leave and the necessary paperwork involved, and you will learn the action steps to follow when an employee comes to you with a medical leave request.

After attending this webinar you’ll also be able to:

  • Spot inconsistent or inaccurate language specified on medical certifications for FMLA leave, including WH-380-E and WH-380-F—and take appropriate action to get the information you need without violating federal law
  • Identify which requests for leave require a certification form, and which do not
  • Understand your organization’s rights when an employee fails to provide a timely certification to substantiate the need for leave
  • Handle situations when an employee’s leave usage exceeds the amount or frequency of leave certified by the health care provider
  • Master situations when you doubt the authenticity of an employee’s certification
  • Obtain clarification when you simply don’t understand the information contained within a certification
  • Correctly request recertification—including when and how to seek recertification
  • Manage situations where the certification provided by an employee also indicates that another accommodation besides leave is needed
  • Proceed when you receive information that the employee is engaging in activities that are inconsistent with their certifications
  • And much more!

About Your Presenter

Todd Ewan

Todd Alan Ewan, Esq.
Partner
Fisher Phillips, LLP

Todd Ewan is a partner at Fisher Phillips in the Philadelphia and Pittsburgh office and co-chair of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group. His practice focuses on defending employment related claims in federal, state, and administrative venues as well as advising clients on statutory compliance issues. He is routinely involved in cases in which discrimination based on race, gender, age, disability, national origin, and/or religion have been alleged as well as cases in which former employees have claimed sexual harassment, breach of employment contract, defamation, and wrongful termination. Additionally, Ewan provides training and guidance to employers with respect to complying with employment statutes including the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Title VII, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Clients also ask him to prepare employee handbooks, personnel policies and procedures, employee contracts and separation agreements, and to provide seminars to employees regarding statutes and/or policies with which they need to be familiar.

Ewan frequently speaks about topics related to labor and employment laws. He was recognized in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers – Rising Stars in 2006 and 2007. He was also selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.