It’s an HR professional’s nightmare: getting sued over the improper administration of FMLA leave. And it really happens, even to well-meaning HR teams. Here are some recent case examples highlighting the importance of getting FMLA leave right.
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Managing intermittent FMLA leave while minimizing fraud and abuse can be a challenge. But there are ways to try to make the process as smooth as possible. Follow these 5 tips: Confirm eligibility Restrict intermittent leave to only what the law allows and ensure it’s taken properly Use medical certifications Train supervisors to get it […]
Must an employer grant FMLA leave to an employee to care for a child’s serious health condition after the child is an adult and no longer lives with the employee? Can an employee take intermittent FMLA leave for baby bonding? What should an employer do who suspects FMLA leave abuse? These questions and more were […]
Managing intermittent leave can cause confusion and headaches, yet it is a required aspect of compliance with the FMLA. However, the proper use of medical certification is one of the ways to both manage the leave properly and reduce the risk of intermittent leave abuse. “Medical certification is a powerful tool to control and monitor […]
By Charles S. Plumb Yesterday’s ruling by a federal court of appeals stops enforcement of key portions of Oklahoma’s sometimes controversial immigration law known as House Bill 1804. First, a brief history. House Bill 1804 went into effect on November 1, 2007, and its business-related immigration provisions were immediately challenged in court. On June 4, […]