Category: Leave Policy/Compliance

The Americans with Disabilities Act protects qualified disabled employees from discrimination. HR Daily Advisor gives you the background you need on who’s covered, what constitutes a “reasonable accommodation”, issues involving health insurance and medical leave, tax incentives for employers, and more.

A Father’s Day Question: Do Workplaces Need to Be More Father-Friendly?

Fatherhood advocates maintain that widening work/life balance programs to address more of fathers’ needs has payback for both families and employers. This Sunday is Father’s Day. It’s a time when the nation celebrates the contribution that fathers make to the future through the way they raise their children. That contribution is enormous, says the National […]

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Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Abuse: 7 Ways to Fight It

Employers actually do have rights to protect themselves from abuse under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Here’s a list. Since December, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) has been under review, with employers and labor leaders differing on just what changes should be made. They have generally agreed on one point, however: […]

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The Sabbatical: Take a Year Off … With Pay!

Companies are increasingly recognizing the need for long-term workers to take a sabbatical, both to re-energize and to recommit to their jobs. Feeling a little burned out today? We have a suggestion. Ask your boss for a year off …. with pay. It’s not as far-fetched as it sounds. A few years back, a story […]

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A Tool to Keep Line Managers in Line with HR

How do you make line managers follow proper HR procedure when their heads are into everything but? Check out this answer. Yesterday’s Daily Advisor offered a checklist to be sure your policy on leave meets the complex standards of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). As FMLA changes, as it likely will during the […]

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The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA): Are You Ready for the Changes?

Suggested changes could widen … or narrow …. FMLA’s coverage. Either way you’ll be affected. Here’s a list of possibilities, and a tool to keep up with whatever happens. One of America’s most talked-about employment laws may soon be changing. The Family and Medical Leave Act, passed in 1993, allows most employees to take up […]

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FMLA Intermittent Leave Abuse: 7 Ways to Curb It Now!

The DOL wants your suggestions to improve FLMA by Feb. 2, but you can curb intermittent leave abuse now. Here are 7 ways to do it. What are you doing between now and Feb 2? How about using some of that time to suggest changes to the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). FMLA […]

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Winter’s Here! Does FMLA Cover the Flu?

The flu can affect 10 to 20 percent of your workforce. But is it serious enough to warrant FLMA coverage? Here’s the government’s typically fuzzy answer. December 21 marks the first day of winter. That means joyous holidays and great skiing, (snow or water, depending on where you are.) But it also means the return […]

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