Could you take me through the process and forms needed when an employee requests a leave of absence under FMLA for their own serious health condition?
An ideal process is that an employee comes to you explaining their health condition and requests a leave under FMLA. Within 5 days after the initial request for a leave, provide them with a letter stating their request for a leave under FMLA along with the employer completed "Notice of Eligibility and Rights & Responsibilities". You would next provide the employee with the "Certification of Health Care Provider for Employee's Serious Health Condition" and inform the employee that they have 15 calendar days to return the form. Within five days of receipt of the completed Health Care Provider Certification form,
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