Q. Is there any help you can provide on how we should obtain medical information from employees taking?
A. The best place to start is with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), which has published two forms for health care providers to certify the need forleave:
- WH-380-E (for an employee’s own serious health condition)
- WH-380-F (for a family member’s serious health condition).
While these forms are optional, the DOL approves their use, they are available at no cost, they cover all of the permitted information and leave no room for overreaching.
In other words, if you’re not using these forms, you should be. Download the forms at www.dol.gov/compliance/laws/comp-fmla.htm.
- Know the FMLA, ADA rules when employee asks for time off to care for disabled relative
- Handle sticky-fingered employees with kid gloves
- Suspect relative's illness is used to game FMLA? If true, you're free to discipline or terminate
- Failing to ask for 2nd and 3rd medical certs doesn't bar later challenge to FMLA eligibility
- Laying off employee who's out on FMLA leave? Better be prepared to back up the rationale