HR Management & Compliance

Intermittent leave: A Possible Solution for this Major HR Challenge?

The landscape of employee leave continues to undergo change and is increasingly complex, especially as state and local leave laws emerge on a regular basis. The fifth annual DMEC Employer Leave Management Survey finds that while employers have become more sophisticated in their management of leave, the managing of intermittent leave has become the top challenge for employers of all sizes.

“Leave is a social, legal, political, and strategic business issue,” said Terri L. Rhodes, chief executive officer of the Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC), in a press release. “Employers increasingly view leave this way and are hiring staff and investing in technology, and partner relationships to effectively manage it and all forms of absence.”

As recently reported by BLR®, Dr. Richard A. Chaifetz, founder, chairman, and CEO of ComPsych, has explained that “[e]mployers continue to deal with the complexities of the Family and Medical Leave Act [FMLA] and the documentation involved. In the last year alone, there were more than 160 changes to state and federal FMLA regulations, and outsourcing the administration of FMLA has become increasingly attractive to employers as a result.”

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