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Join Me for a Free Webinar: "FMLA Abuse Got You Down? Best Practices for Using FMLA Medical Certification as a Tool to Deter FMLA Misuse"

When: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 (12:00 – 1:15 p.m. central time) Online registration: Click here FMLA Medical certification can be the most effective tool to help employers confirm an employee’s medical condition and their need for time off from work. So, why does such a critical tool tend to create angst, confusion and frustration for … Continue Reading

Conquering the FMLA Medical Certification Process: A Recap of our Webinar

Thanks to those who attended my webinar last week with Matt Morris on “Conquering the FMLA Medical Certification Process: Best Practices for Employers.” If you missed the program, you can access the webinar and materials here. We covered a whole host of topics during the webinar:  How does an employer handle an employee who does … Continue Reading

Join Me for an FMLA Webinar: "Conquering the FMLA Medical Certification Process: Best Practices for Employers"

It’s webinar time!  FMLA Medical certification is designed to help employers better understand an employee’s medical condition and their need for time off from work. So, why does such a helpful tool tend to create angst, confusion and frustration within the employer community? Let’s tackle medical certification head on! Please join us on Thursday, December … Continue Reading

Last Chance to Sign Up for our Complimentary FMLA Webinar set for this Thursday, December 6 (12 p.m. CST)

Reports on the street indicate that people literally are lining up and begging for the last seat for a complimentary FMLA webinar I am hosting this Thursday, December 6.  (See right.)  The good thing is that, as subscribers to our blog, you and your colleagues still can sign up.  (See details below.)  I hope you can … Continue Reading

Hurricane Sandy and the FMLA (Part II): How Do Employers Calculate FMLA Leave When the Workplace Closes Because of the Storm?

Thanks for the great feedback we received on our post earlier this week about Hurricane Sandy’s impact on employers when it comes to issues arising under the Family and Medical Leave Act.  In your feedback, I received several requests to address the following question: If an employer shuts down because of damage related to the … Continue Reading

Hurricane Sandy and the FMLA: Are Your Employees Eligible for Leave During a Natural Disaster?

Our thoughts and prayers are with those on the east coast who are attempting to return to some sense of normalcy in the wake of the devastation left behind by Hurricane Sandy.  Natural disasters like Sandy raise a host of issues for employers: how do you pay your employees during during suspended operations?  Whether and … Continue Reading

Employee Who Refuses to Provide Sufficient Medical Certification under FMLA is Lawfully Terminated

One the biggest FMLA headaches for employers is when an employee fails or refuses to provide information to cure insufficient or incomplete medical certification.  When the employer does not have the information to determine whether an absence qualifies as FMLA leave, it is left with a true dilemma: Try and obtain permission to talk to the … Continue Reading

Are Employees Eligible for FMLA Leave When A Natural Disaster Strikes?

Natural disasters like the kind we recently have witnessed in the flood-ravaged areas of the southern United States raise a host of issues for employers.  Some wonder whether they are required to pay their employees during suspended operations; others are unsure whether and to what extent health benefits should be offered.  But what about an employer’s obligation to … Continue Reading

BLR Webinar: FMLA Certification

Some of the most common questions thrown at us by clients involve how to effectively navigate the medical certification process.  Join us on Tuesday, December 21, at 12:30 p.m. CST, for a webinar entitled “FMLA Certifications: How to Effectively – and Legally – Use This Weapon To Combat Abuse.”  Overview Medical certifications may just be … Continue Reading
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