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FMLA Insights Blog

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DOL Issues Opinion Letter Allowing Employers to Avoid Payment for Excessive 15-Minute FMLA Breaks; Employers Yawn

USA - April 16 2018 Last June, the U.S. Department of Labor announced that it would again issue opinion letters to assist employers and employees in interpreting laws…

Your Employee Is Absent More Often Than Indicated on his FMLA Medical Certification. Now What?

USA - March 29 2018 A week doesn’t go by without a client asking me whether they can discipline an employee for exceeding the number of absences allowed on their FMLA…

Next Time You Want to Conduct FMLA Surveillance, Be Sure to Have a Good Reason Why

USA - March 1 2018 Johnnie Walker was a longtime police officer with the Pocatello Police Department, and he was tasked with investigating Scott and several other…

On This 25th Birthday of the FMLA, An Open Letter to Employers, Employees and the DOL

USA - February 5 2018 Back on February 5, 1993, President Bill Clinton signed the FMLA into law. This groundbreaking law has allowed new parents time off from their job to…

FMLA FAQ: When Is an Employer Required to Check for FMLA Eligibility? The Answer May Surprise You!

USA - January 24 2018 Whenever an employee requests FMLA leave, the employer first must check whether the employee is eligible for FMLA leave. The critical rule is at 29…

Complying with the FMLA and ADA When Your Employee is Dealing with a Mental Health Condition: A Recap of our Webinar

USA - December 21 2017 Managing your employee when their mental condition condition is affecting their performance. Here, we outlined how an employer engages in a…

FMLA FAQ: If an Employee Racks Up Both FMLA and Unexcused Absences, Can He Be Terminated?

USA - December 7 2017 In any event, under the hospital's policies, an employee is subject to termination when they accrue seven absences in a rolling 12-month period…

How Do Employers Calculate FMLA Leave Around the Holidays?

USA - November 21 2017 Let's use Thanksgiving Day as an example. If the employee gets Thanksgiving Day off as an employer holiday and then takes the entire rest of work…

When You Don't Train Your Managers About the FMLA, You're Begging for This Kind of Smackdown

USA - October 19 2017 When a manager learns that one of his employees is in the hospital, that’s almost always enough information for the employer to have an inkling that…

If an Employee Attends a Beyonce Concert While on FMLA Leave, Can She Be Terminated?

USA - September 14 2017 Imagine marketing director, Michelle, jamming to this Beyonce song in the middle of AT&T Stadium in Dallas. On that very day, however, she's…