Employees Returning to Work

When an employee returns to work after a leave due to his own medical condition, you should insist on a medical release. A note from a doctor stating that he may return to work will help protect both of you. You will also need to know if he may return to full duty or if he has any work restrictions. When a woman has a baby, she will usually be released to return to work after her six-week postpartum checkup; however, she may continue her FMLA leave. Since she is allowed twelve weeks off work after the birth of the baby, she is free to remain at home if she requested this time off with her FMLA request.

Keep track of when employees are expected to return to work so that you are prepared for their return and can act quickly to deal with employees who do not return.

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