LexisNexis® Legal Newsroom
The Wrong Way and the Right Way to Request FMLA Certification

The Family and Medical Leave Act allows an employer to require that a employee's request for FMLA leave be supported by a certification issued by the employee's health care provider. Here's an example of one of the right ways to do this from a recent federal-court decision: On September...

Family and Medical Leave, Doctor's Notes, and Employee Preferences

It has been a long time since we talked about the Family and Medical Leave Act, but a couple of interesting and noteworthy decisions came out this week from Way Out West. Our first case, from a federal district court in Oregon, answered the following question: Can an employer require a doctor's...

Questioning an Employee’s FMLA Leave? Require Certification.

by Kaitlin L. Hillenbrand Allowing employees to take FMLA leave is good for employees, it’s good for families, and, of course, it’s required by law. But what if you have an employee who takes FMLA leave when nothing seems to be wrong? For example, you could have an employee who reports...