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Using Medical Experts In Determining Leave Under ADA And FMLA

Webinar: ID# 1033217
Recorded CD or On-Demand
About This Course:
Many employers encompassed within the guidelines of the FMLA and ADA do not understand all of their rights and responsibilities with obtaining the required medical certifications accompanying the necessary paperwork of an eligible employee's request for leave.

They also do not understand when it is beneficial to obtain medical re-certification or employer health care provider second opinions to ensure employee safety on the job and to mitigate the expense of FMLA and ADA abuse in their workplace.

This webinar helps the persons responsible for handling and processing FMLA and ADA paperwork to understand how to review employee medical certifications to ensure clarity and completeness in the health care provider's documentation of the serious health condition and then to understand and know the proper procedures of when it becomes necessary to seek medical recertification or a second opinion from an employer health care provider.

Failing to understand the regulations set forth by the FMLA and ADA as they pertain to medical certifications re-certifications and second opinions is one of the most common errors employers make in ensuring compliance with these acts. This information is critical for employers in ensuring the safety of their employees and customers but also to mitigate the rising expenses of FMLA and ADA abuse.


FMLA Medical Certifications, Recertifications and Second Opinions
  • When and How to Seek Employer Health Care Provider Second Opinions for FMLA Leave
  • Relevant FMLA Regulations and Case Law Illustrating the Employer's Requirements in Obtaining Medical Certification and Recertification
  • Employer Rights to Seek Employee Recertification of Med Cert for FMLA Leave
Medical Certifications and Fit-For-Duty Evaluations Under the ADA
  • Rights and Responsibilities When Accommodations Are Asked for in the Employment Application Process
  • Mandatory Medical Evaluations - When Are They Allowed?
  • Reasonable Accommodations and Undue Hardships
Medical Experts
  • Medical Expert Qualifications - When Can You Demand a Specialist?
  • Requiring a Company Doctor or EAP vs. Employee's Choice of Doctor
  • Employee Objections
About The Presenters

Lindsay M. Schafer
  • Attorney with Littler Mendelson P.C.
  • Represents and counsels clients in all aspects and stages of employment litigation, arbitration and mediation
  • Appears before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Arizona Civil Rights Division, and is experienced in defending against all types of administrative charges
  • J.D. degree, cum laude, University of Arizona College of Law; B.A. degree, with honors, University of Redlands
Cory Glen Walker
  • Attorney with Littler Mendelson P.C.
  • Practices in wage and hour and class actions
  • Counsels and represents management clients, in connection with a broad range of employment matters arising under state and federal law
  • Assisted with the authorship and research for an extensive memorandum that addressed the implications of privilege with regard to internal wage and hour audits
  • J.D. degree, cum laude, University of Michigan Law School; B.A. degree, cum laude, Brigham Young University
Using Medical Experts In Determining Leave Under ADA And FMLA
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