An employer’s request for medical recertification to establish eligibility for Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave didn’t violate the Act, the U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals (which covers Arkansas) recently ruled. Missing 16 consecutive days rather than the expected four to five days set forth in the original medical certification was a significant […]
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has responded to a federal judge’s ruling against regulations related to a COVID-19 relief act with revisions that in some ways reaffirm the DOL’s original position.
A recent U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Opinion Letter, found certain types of parent-teacher conferences can be considered qualified leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). As a result, some of you may have to provide employees with leave to attend the meetings.
To help ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), there are five steps employers can take, according to Dana Connell of Littler Mendelson, P.C. and Matt Morris, VP of FMLASource, ComPsych Corporation—both presenters at SHRM’s 2017 Annual Conference & Exposition in New Orleans.
Here we present a leave-related workplace scenario—inspired by an actual court case—that’s intended to help HR professionals better understand an employer’s responsibilities under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). This scenario involves an employee who can no longer work overtime due to a medical condition—but the employer says that working overtime is an essential […]
Here we present a leave-related workplace scenario intended to help HR professionals better understand an employer’s responsibilities under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). We present the “facts” of the scenario (inspired by an actual court case) and explain where the employer went wrong and what they may have done differently. This scenario involves […]
Does an employee’s intermittent FMLA leave trump a healthcare facility’s snow emergency policy? If yes, can we ask for verification of that absence since we require confirmation from everyone else for absence during snow emergencies.
This article series addresses some of the most confusing real world problems surrounding the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). In the last installment, we focused on managing leave duration and the limits that can and cannot be placed on intermittent and reduced schedule leave. Here we’ll focus on managing intermittent and reduced schedule leave […]
In the last installment, we covered the rules regarding Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) intermittent leave. This article will focus on intermittent leave regarding pregnant employees. Curbing abuse of intermittent leave for pregnant employees can be difficult due to the permissive approach taken by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to FMLA leave during […]
In the last installment, we covered the differences between intermittent leave and reduced schedule leave. This article focuses on intermittent leave management under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), including information on leave tracking and medical certification.