Q. Can an employee be required to use
A. Yes. An employee is not required to use any specific language, or even mention the , to invoke leave rights under the FMLA. In addition, the regulations implementing the FMLA provide that an employer may waive an employee’s requirements, including the requirement of a certification signed by the employee’s medical care provider.
- Time off beyond FMLA may be reasonable accommodation
- Consider both the ADA and the FMLA when handling employee substance abuse
- OK to ask worker to cancel M.D. appointment; that isn't the same as denying FMLA leave
- Craft 'last-chance' agreements with on-the-ropes workers
- Feel free to make routine shift changes--courts won't consider that evidence of retaliation