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HR Quick Takes: FMLA Certification Costs - January 17, 2020

Q: My employee tells me the doctor will charge her $50 to complete an FMLA certification. Do I have to pay that?


A: No, in general, the completion of FMLA certification is for the benefit of the employee and as such, the cost is not the responsibility of the employer.



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