Tag: serious health condition

Managing Healthcare Providers under FMLA

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) regulations provide a list of the types of healthcare providers (HCPs) that employers must acknowledge as being qualified to certify the existence of a serious health condition.

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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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FMLA confusion: Employers grapple with forced leave, pay for reduced schedule

Questions regarding the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) can get tricky. For example, if an employee is off work because of a medical condition, can the employer start the FMLA clock ticking even if the employee doesn’t want his time off counted against his FMLA leave allotment? And what about an exempt employee who […]

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10 FMLA tips for HR professionals

By Jason Ritchie The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) can be one of the most daunting employment laws HR has to deal with. There are very specific rules and procedures that must be followed to ensure that both employee and employer are protected. Recently, employment law attorneys from Holland & Hart in Billings, Montana, […]

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The 5 Hoops—FMLA Leave over Children 18 and Older

First, the child must meet the FMLA definition of a “son or daughter.” Second, the child 18 years of age or old must be “incapable of self-care.” Third, the incapability for self care must be because of a mental or physical disability at the time FMLA leave is to commence. Fourth, the child must have […]

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