FMLA Resources

Frequently Asked Questions...

What constitutes a "serious health condition"? 

Under federal regulations, employers must designate leave as “FMLA” leave if the leave is taken for an employee’s
serious health condition or for the employee to care for a parent, spouse or child with a serious health condition. A “serious health condition” means... view more

What if a holiday or school closure occurs during FMLA leave? 

For purposes of determining the amount of leave used by an employee, the fact that a holiday may occur within the week taken as FMLA leave has... view more

What must happen for a telemedicine visit to be considered an "in-person” visit?

In July 2020, the DOL issued FAQ #12, which sanctioned the substitution of telemedicine visits for in-person medical office visits so long as three criteria were met. On December 29, 2020, the DOL indefinitely extended the telemedicine concept contained in FAQ #12 and adopted the following rule:  To be considered an “in-person” visit, the telemedicine visit must... view more

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