Tag: recertification

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FMLA Training Scenario: Reduced Schedule Leave Request Vexes Employer

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).  This scenario involves an employee who can no longer work overtime due to a medical condition—but the employer says that working overtime is an essential […]

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FMLA Training Scenario: Doctor’s Note Requirements for Intermittent Leave

Here we present a leave-related workplace scenario intended to help HR professionals better understand an employer’s responsibilities under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).  We present the “facts” of the scenario (inspired by an actual court case) and explain where the employer went wrong and what they may have done differently.  This scenario involves […]

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FMLA Training Scenario: Medical Certification Missteps

Here we present a leave-related scenario intended to help HR professionals better understand an employer’s responsibilities under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).  We present the “facts” of the scenario and explain where the employer went wrong and what they may have done differently.  This scenario and the resulting lawsuit, related to FMLA medical […]

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Intermittent Leave: Pregnant Employees and Curbing Abuse

In the last installment, we covered the rules regarding Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) intermittent leave. This article will focus on intermittent leave regarding pregnant employees. Curbing abuse of intermittent leave for pregnant employees can be difficult due to the permissive approach taken by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to FMLA leave during […]

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Managing Medical Certifications under FMLA: Recertification

This article series will cover managing medical certifications under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). In the last installment we covered the authentication, clarification, and second opinions surrounding medical certification, here we’ll go over recertification. The FMLA regulations offer procedures for recertification.

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How to curb intermittent FMLA leave abuse

by Lisa Berg One of employers’ most common complaints about administering Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave is employees’ tendency to abuse intermittent leave. When combatting this type of fraud, employers must navigate tricky U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) regulations as well as federal court rulings that limit the type of information that can […]

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