Webinars & Seminars

AUDIO CONFERENCE – FMLA Notice and Medical Certification: How to Comply with New Regs, scheduled for March 31, 2009

An audio conference presented by HRhero.com,
featuring McAfee & Taft employment law attorneys 

Charles S. Plumb and Natalie K. Ramsey

Are you preparing to contact a doctor to verify FMLA leave or a workers’ comp request? Use caution before you pick up the phone.
Calling an employee’s healthcare provider could land your organization deep in legal hot water.

Learn how to legally verify leave requests and gain a clear understanding of how the new FMLA revisions have changed medical certification procedures by participating in the all-new audio conference, FMLA Notice and Medical Certification: How to Comply with New Regs.

In just 90 minutes, employment law attorneys well-versed in FMLA issues will answer such questions as:

  • When and how employers can and can’t contact an employee’s health care provider
  • What kind of questions employers can ask and the boundaries that must NEVER be crossed when obtaining medical information
  • How the recent FMLA revisions have changed employee notification procedures
  • Privacy laws that come into play when approaching an employee’s healthcare provider
  • The rules on second opinions
  • Issues and challenges associated with recertification requests
  • How certification for FMLA intermittent leave sometimes overlaps with ADA issues

HRCI SealThe use of this seal is not an endorsement by HRCI of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met HRCIs criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.

CREDIT INFORMATION: This program has been approved for 1.5 recertification credit hours through the HR Certification Institute. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at http://www.hrci.org/.


Your Audio Conference Leaders

Charles PlumbCharles S. Plumb represents management in all phases of employment law and labor relations. Much of his practice is dedicated to counseling employers on compliance with a broad range of state and federal employment laws and regulations and educating management on best practices for avoiding disputes arising from the employer-employee relationship. He has extensive litigation experience before federal and state courts, regulatory, and administrative agencies, and in arbitration matters involving claims of discrimination, wrongful discharge, retaliatory discharge, breach of contract, and constitutional law violations.

Charlie’s achievements in employment law have earned him inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Oklahoma Super Lawyers, and the Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, where he was lauded as "an impressive public speaker who utilizes his vast experience to effectively defend clients."


Natalie RamseyNatalie K. Ramsey is a trial lawyer whose practice involves the representation of employers and management exclusively in all phases of litigation before federal and state courts, regulatory and administrative agencies, and arbitration panels. She has represented management in a variety of matters involving employment discrimination litigation, including claims arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Americans with Disabilities Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and Fair Labor Standards Act.

She has also handled litigation involving wrongful discharge claims, the enforcement of non-competition and confidentiality agreements, breach of employment contracts, handbook and personnel policy violations, wage and hour disputes, and other issues arising out of the employer/employee relationship.



March 31, 2009, 10:00 AM