Call-in Requirements and Other Contact During FMLA Leave

Employers frequently struggle with the issue of what steps they can take to keep track of and manage their employees' use of FMLA leave -- especially when the employee has chronic attendance problems. Although employers are generally allowed to adopt various policies and procedures beyond what is spelled out in the regulations, those policies can't exceed the requirements of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). So how do you know which types of extra requirements are valid and which ones violate the FMLA?

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