Category: Leave Management, Policy, and Compliance

Managing employee leave is one of HR’s most annoying (and thankless) tasks. First of all, there’s the federal FMLA, which is notoriously difficult to manage, and commonly gamed by employees. Stack on top of that state leave laws that usually conflict with the plus various pregnancy and disability laws. And then there’s the plethora of other types of leave like bereavement, jury duty, and military leave, each of which has its own quirks and challenges. This topic explores this in depth.

DOL Issues First Opinion Letter On New FMLA Rules

This content was originally published in July 2009. For the latest FMLA regulation changes, visit our FMLA article archives or try our practical FMLA compliance guide. As employers begin to apply the new Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) regulations, a few questions have come up. In response to one of these questions regarding employee […]

ESA to Be Abolished in November 2009

This content was originally published in October 2009. For the latest FMLA regulation changes, visit our FMLA article archives or try our practical FMLA compliance guide. Effective November 8, 2009, the Employment Standards Administration (ESA), the umbrella agency that administers the Wage and Hour Division (WHD), the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, the Office […]

Healthy Families Act Requires Paid Leave

This content was originally published in October 2009. For the latest FMLA regulation changes, visit our FMLA article archives or try our practical FMLA compliance guide. In May 2009, the Healthy Families Act was introduced in the both the House of Representatives (HR 2460) and the U.S. Senate (S 1152). Sponsored by Representative Rosa DeLauro […]

Changes to ADA Regulations Are Coming

This content was originally published in October 2009. For the latest FMLA regulation changes, visit our FMLA article archives or try our practical FMLA compliance guide. In June, The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) voted 2 to 1 in favor of new proposed regulations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The proposed revisions […]

Tips for Curbing FMLA Intermittent Leave Abuse

This content was originally published in October 2009. For the latest FMLA regulation changes, visit our FMLA article archives or try our practical FMLA compliance guide. In order to curb FMLA abuse and abuse of intermittent leave, the employer must understand the rights and limits imposed on an employee by the FMLA. The following is […]

EEOC Issues Guidance on Pandemic Planning In the Workplace

This content was originally published in January 2010. For the latest FMLA regulation changes, visit our FMLA article archives or try our practical FMLA compliance guide. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, report “H1N1 Flu and You, Questions and Answers,” each year an average of 36,000 people die and over 200,000 people […]

Expert Gives Tips on Preventing Intermittent Leave Abuse

This content was originally published in January 2010. For the latest FMLA regulation changes, visit our FMLA article archives or try our practical FMLA compliance guide. Barbara Dahlen, Human Resources manager for Bellefontaine Habilitation Center in St. Louis, Missouri, knows a few things about preventing intermittent leave abuse. As a speaker at a recent seminar […]

FMLA: Substance Abuse? Holidays? Multiple SHCs?

FMLA just won’t get easier. It seems that every request for FMLA has some new twist. Today, we’ll unravel a few twisted misconceptions your managers and supervisors may have. In yesterday’s Advisor, we busted some myths concerning FMLA leave. Today, some of the thorniest questions readers ask, plus an introduction to the “FMLA Bible.” Do […]

FMLA—Myths and Misconceptions

FMLA just won’t get easier. It seems that every request for FMLA has some new twist. Today, we’ll unravel a few twisted misconceptions your managers and supervisors may have. You probably know about these issues, but your managers and supervisors probably do not. Best way to get their attention? Remind them that under the FMLA, […]