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Tip Tuesday: Are you Collecting the Right Info for an Employee Absence?

October 19, 2021

As an FMLA Administrator or an HR Generalist, it's important to collect the right information when an employee calls out. Employees calling off for intermittent FMLA should be required to provide:

  • Anticipated dates of absence
  • Numbers of hours expected to be missed per day
  • Reason for leave (personal/family member/ military)
  • Reason for absence (flare-up, appointment, therapy, general care)
  • Medical condition or diagnosis that caused absence
  • Record calls and keep records of e-reporting of absences so stories can’t be changed later
  • Consider requiring written confirmation of reason for universal absences