Does anyone know: Does an employer have the right to require that an employee needing to inititate FMLA have the doctor fill out the papers and get those papers back to the employer within 2 weeks?
Naturally, I can't find this little tidbit of information on any website and the operator who just answered my call at Dept of Labor didn't know. She referred me to a local DOL phone # but no one live answers there.
I wonder if the employer can actually limit to 2 weeks the time one has to file FMLA papers. Thanks for your help.
Apr 16, '09
:typing Just signed off on one tonight...
Employees must fill out two forms when they request family medical leave:
- The FMLA Medical Certification Form: The employee’s healthcare provider must complete a certification form in order to ensure the validity of the employee’s, or the employee’s immediate family members, serious health condition. The employee must return the certification within 15 calendar days of receiving the form.
- The FMLA Notification Form: An employer must provide this form to the employee within two days of a leave request
Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Apr 16, '09