By: Rachelle Stewart and Nathan Stucky
We will discuss the more complex intricacies of the Family Medical Leave act including addressing pattern absences, when an employer can have an employee recertify, deciphering what is or is not a chronic condition and what employers can cannot do under FMLA. We will also provide examples of challenging FMLA cases we have worked on at the University of Iowa.
Objectives of this presentation include:
- Identify when an employer can request recertification.
- Learn how to address pattern absences and suspected FMLA abuse.
- Identify what constitutes a chronic condition.
- Learn when you can talk to the health provider.
About the Speaker:
Rachelle Stewart is an Assistant HR Director for Athletics at the University of Iowa. Prior to that she was a Senior HR Specialist in Faculty and Staff Disability Services and served as part of a team that provides guidance and oversight to the University campus in the employment of individuals with health conditions through the application of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act. She is a self-described FMLA junkie.
Rachelle received her BA from the University of Iowa and has worked there for 18 years.
Nathan Stucky is Director of Faculty and Staff Disability Services for University of Iowa Human Resources. Nathan and his team provide guidance and oversight to the University campus in the employment of individuals with health conditions through the application of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act. He also provides planning and develop of educational programs, employment policy and best practice, and services for individuals with health conditions.
Nathan is an Iowa Native and received his BA degree in Business Management: Human Resources and his BA degree in Music from the University of Northern Iowa, in Cedar Falls, Iowa.