FMLA Leave for Workers With Chronic Illness: Verifying Medical Treatment, Avoiding Abuse
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will guide counsel for employers on how to handle FMLA leave for workers with chronic illness. The panel will discuss how to scrutinize the FMLA certification form completed by the employee's healthcare provider, as well as best practices for verifying continuing medical treatment.
- Overview of chronic illnesses under the FMLA
- Verifying continuing medical treatment for FMLA leave
- Analysis of recent court decisions regarding FMLA leave for chronic illnesses
- Best practices for employers in handling intermittent and reduced-schedule leave for chronic illnesses
The panel will review these and other relevant topics:
- How is "chronic illness" defined under the FMLA?
- What documentation must be provided by workers taking leave for a chronic illness?
- Specific information the employer should look for if using forms from the DOL's Wage and Hour Division
- How do courts view the issue of FMLA leave for chronic illnesses?
- How can employers protect against FMLA leave abuse by workers with chronic illness?
Jeanine Conley Daves
Office Managing Shareholder
Ms. Conley Daves has represented many of the nation’s leading companies in employment-related disputes and... | Read More
Ms. Conley Daves has represented many of the nation’s leading companies in employment-related disputes and workplace investigations. She has successfully tried cases in both state and federal court and has significant experience litigating race, age, gender, religion and disability discrimination lawsuits, wage and hour class and collective actions and whistleblower and retaliation claims. Ms. Conley Daves advises and counsels clients in all industries, particularly the manufacturing, retail, financial services and media and entertainment industries and has represented clients before numerous government agencies. She navigates clients through all areas of employment law, from hiring to termination.Close
Jeffrey S. Kopp
Foley & Lardner
Mr. Kopp focuses on labor and employment and commercial litigation, and a variety of emergency and other injunctive... | Read More
Mr. Kopp focuses on labor and employment and commercial litigation, and a variety of emergency and other injunctive relief proceedings. He is an experienced advocate, handling a wide variety of civil litigation matters in federal and state courts in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee, Missouri, Kentucky, and other jurisdictions and matters before state and federal agencies. Mr. Kopp has successfully defended clients before the Sixth Circuit and the Michigan Court of Appeals. He also arbitrates traditional labor grievances. Mr. Kopp also represents lenders in commercial foreclosure cases in Michigan and has successfully obtained receivers and completed UCC Article 9 and real estate foreclosures.Close
Stephanie K. Rawitt
Ms. Rawitt provides legal services and advice on employment matters to a variety of clients including hospitals,... | Read More
Ms. Rawitt provides legal services and advice on employment matters to a variety of clients including hospitals, medical practices, retirement communities, assisted living facilities, home healthcare companies, public entities, nonprofit organizations, private businesses, colleges, universities, and corporations. She works specifically with human resources departments to create, manage, and maintain the most current employment policies and procedures, ensuring that companies are in compliance with ever-changing federal, state, and local laws.Close