Alexis, Of Counsel at the Kinaga Law Firm in Los Angeles, offered his FMLA tips at BLR’s Advanced Employment Issues Symposium held recently in Las Vegas.
There are only two situations in which employers may transfer employees to another job that better accommodates their new intermittent schedule, says Alexis:
A common mistake employers make is to transfer employees to another position because leave requested is for treatment “as needed.” Technically, says Alexis, you can’t transfer in this situation; transfer is for foreseeable, planned treatment.
The employer may require the employee to transfer temporarily to an available position when:
However, notes, Alexis, employers still must comply with applicable collective bargaining agreements, other federal and state laws, for example the ADA.
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