Required notices for medical leaves of absence
Most employers have had employees request time off for medical reasons at some point, either for planned medical procedures, or when the employee is out unexpectedly and notifies the employer that he/she cannot return to work for some period of time. However many employers are unaware of the specific response and notification requirements that are triggered once they are put on notice of an employee’s need for medical leave. Certainly, for any type of leave of absence, you might want to consider generating documentation confirming with the employee the duration of the leave, how benefits payments will be handled during the leave, and what the employee’s reinstatement rights are. However, medical leaves warrant further documentation.