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To determine whether an employee or family member has a condition that meets the FMLA’s definition of “serious health condition,” employers should review the medical certification they receive from the employee’s health care provider.
WHAT’S NEW: In January 2009, the Bush administration published updated . One key section clarifies the rules regarding who may request additional information about an employee’s —and how it should be sought.
The good news: The new rules allow employers to directly contact an employee’s health care provider to seek clarification on an employee’s FMLA certification form.
HOW TO COMPLY: To maintain employee privacy, the new rules clarify who can make su...(register to read more)