In addition to posting general notice and educating employees on the ins and outs of FMLA, employers must be prepared for when a member of their team inevitably requests leave.
Follow the steps below, or download our FREE infographic, to ensure you’re meeting all of your requirements under the Family Medical Leave Act.
✓ Determine if the employee is eligible for FMLA. Assuming they are, let them know their scheduled leave qualifies immediately.
✓ Provide a Notice of Eligibility and Rights & Responsibilities to the employee.
✓ Determine if a medical certification is needed. If one is needed, let the employee know immediately.
✓ Determine if the leave request is for a FMLA‑qualifying reason.
✓ Grant or deny the leave request and provide a Designation Notice to the employee.
✓ Maintain health benefits for the duration of the leave.
✓ Restore the employee to the same or an equivalent position upon their return.
✓ Keep detailed notes and maintain records properly.