Tag: Employer Takeaway

HR Case Illustrates the Need for Proper Training

By Kate McGovern Tornone In yesterday’s Advisor, BLR® editor Kate McGovern Tornone laid out the facts of a case where an HR manager wasn’t careful in communication. Today Tornone reveals the outcome of the case—and why it could’ve been prevented with good HR training.

Requiring Notes for Each Intermittent FMLA Absence Could Be Improper

A company’s policy of requiring a doctor’s note for each intermittent absence under the Family and Medical Leave Act violates FMLA because the policy directly conflicts with FMLA’s recertification procedure. So ruled a federal district court in a consolidation of cases that presented an issue of first impression in the jurisdiction of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court […]

6th Circuit: Short-Term Disability Claim Trumps FMLA Certification Request

A recent appeals court ruling indicates that an employer may wait and see if short-term disability benefits are granted or denied to the employee on leave before it sends a request for medical certification that verifies the employee’s eligibility under the Family and Medical Leave Act. In Kinds v. Ohio Bell Telephone Company, No. 12-4048 […]