Tag: Leave Management

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FMLA Leave 101: What Qualifies as a Serious Health Condition?

Managing leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) has its challenges. Employers need to ensure that all HR staff and all managers who deal with employee leave requests are well-versed in the finer details of FMLA-related leave. They should understand who is eligible for leave, how much they’re eligible for, how you track […]

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Inattentive New Jersey Employer Leaves Itself Open to FMLA Claims

Navigating the leave law landscape can be tricky business for employers. The U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey recently ruled that an employer failed to prove it did not violate the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the New Jersey Family Leave Act (NJFLA) when it terminated an employee after she […]

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FMLA Training Scenario: Failure to Return to Work?

Here we present a leave-related workplace scenario—inspired by an actual court case—that’s intended to help HR professionals better understand an employer’s responsibilities under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).  In this scenario, a police officer who took FMLA leave to recover from an injury asks to be assigned to light or desk duty or […]

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Is Mandatory Paid Family Leave on the Horizon?

It’s fairly well-known that the United States is one of only a couple countries in the world that does not have any federally mandated requirement for employers to provide paid time off for new parents. This is a fact that comes as a bit of a shock to those in other countries, many of which […]

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Ask the Expert: Deeming Employee ‘Ineligible’ for Leave Isn’t Always Simple

Question: We have an employee who requested FMLA paperwork because of her migraines.  Unfortunately, she is ineligible because her location is outside of the 75-mile radius of 50 employees or more. She is requesting special accommodations to miss work when she has a severe migraine. However, she is a kitchen designer and most of the […]

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FMLA Training Scenario: Reduction in Force During Leave

Here we present a leave-related workplace scenario—inspired by an actual court case—that’s intended to help HR professionals better understand an employer’s responsibilities under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).  In this scenario, an employer mistakenly violates its own internal policy of not laying off employees while they are on leave and eliminates the position […]

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