What notice does an employee have to provide before taking FMLA leave?

Clear and concise communication is critical for a smooth and effective employer-employee relationship.  

Under the Family Medical and Leave Act (“FMLA”), the employer and employee must communicate clearly when an employee needs to take under the FMLA.  

Below is guidance from the United States Department of Labor explaining what information an employee needs to communicate to an employer when the employee needs to take FMLA leave.