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Understanding Serious Health Conditions Under FMLA

OnDemand Webinar (91 minutes)

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.


James 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

- Incapacity

- Treatment

- Inpatient Care

- Continuing Treatment

Care of Family Member Serious Health Condition

• Who Is a Family Member?

• What Does Caring for Mean?

Employer Rights

• Certification and Recertification

• Authentication/Clarification

• Second and Third Opinions

• Fitness-for-Duty

• Right to Cure Deficiencies

Applying the Lessons

• Case Study I

• Case Study Ii

• Best Practices/Practical Advice