Understanding Serious Health Conditions Under FMLA
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Gain practical and legal tools to determine what qualifies as a serious health condition.The majority of employers are aware of the availability of FMLA leaves of absence but many struggle with the what qualifies as a serious health condition under the FLMA, the process for certification and recertification of a serious health condition, and what rights an employer has to verify an employee's need for a leave. This topic will provide you with the practical and legal tools to determine what qualifies as a serious health condition, an employer's rights to verify the need of a leave and best practices for compliance.
AuthorsJames R. Hays, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
Brief FMLA Review
• Eligible Employee
• Eligible Employer
• Reasons for Leave
What Is a Serious Health Condition?
• Statutory/Regulatory Definition
• Breaking Down the Definition
- Illness, Injury, Impairment and Condition
- Inpatient Care
- Continuing Treatment
Care of Family Member Serious Health Condition
• Who Is a Family Member?
• What Does Caring for Mean?
• Certification and Recertification
• Second and Third Opinions
• Right to Cure Deficiencies
Applying the Lessons
• Case Study I
• Case Study Ii
• Best Practices/Practical Advice