Employer notice: Employers are required to notify employees of the amount of FMLA leave being charged and the employee’s paid leave status. Also, employers are required to notify employees if their FMLA certifications are incomplete or insufficient and give them the opportunity to remedy any deficiency.
Employee notice. Employees must follow the employer’s usual and customary call-in procedures for reporting an absence, except under unusual circumstances. Also, the new regulations require employees who request leave for an approved FMLA case to specifically reference their FMLA case at the time of their request.
Clarifying “serious medical condition.” The new rules keep the six definitions of a serious medical condition, but require health care providers to include some of the details about the illness, project the number of days employees will be out of work and the number of necessary health care provider visits.
The Department of Labor has new FMLA forms available for use. Contact your FMLA coordinator for more information. Click here to read the FMLA final rule.
HRSSC FMLA EASTERN
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Greensboro NC 27497-0905