With flu season at its peak and certain strains of the flu requiring longer recovery periods, workplaces are experiencing a spike in the frequency and duration of flu-related absences. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) report that it may take anywhere from a few days to two weeks to recover from the flu this season. So, when an employee calls out sick with the flu, is the employee entitled to leave under the Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”)?

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