In a review of how employers might apply the FMLA to swine flu cases, employment attorney John Phillips brings up one of those road bumps that can occur with the best of planning:
Here’s the snag: Getting a medical certification may be harder than you think. Some doctors are telling patients, once symptoms are described, to stay at home. The physicians may prescribe medication over the phone, but they don’t want swine flu victims coming to their offices and infecting other patients and medical staff. Thus, no medical certification.