Remind Managers: No ‘magic words’ needed by employee to request FMLA

Many employees request leave and may not assert their FMLA rights, they don’t need to. While managers require the employees to provide a general reason for the requested time off, it’s our responsibility to identify leave requests that may qualify for FMLA leave.

Please remind managers to:

  • Listen to leave requests that may fall under FMLA, including “family emergency”
  • If an employee is out for sick leave for three or more days, contact OHR,
  • If an employee is out for doctor appointments often, for themselves or a family member, contact OHR

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