FMLA Eligibility Checklist for Employers
In addition to posting general notice and educating employees on the ins and outs of the Family & Medical Leave Act, employers must be prepared for when a member of their team inevitably requests leave. Follow the steps below to ensure you’re meeting all of your requirements under the FMLA.
✔ 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 an 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.