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Ritenour v Tenn Dept of Human Services (.pdf).

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Employee's Failure To Call In Defeats FMLA Claim

Franczek Radelet P.C • October 07, 2010
Under the FMLA rules, an employer may require employees seeking FMLA leave to comply with its "usual and customary notice and procedural requirements for requesting leave," except in "unusual circumstances" that prevent the employee from doing so. A recent decision by a federal district court in Tennessee demonstrates how this provision can be exceedingly useful to employers in managing FMLA leave. Ritenour v Tenn Dept of Human Services (.pdf).