Tag: leave policy

Absenteeism in the Workplace: How to Handle it Legally and Effectively

Absenteeism in the workplace raises costs and undercuts teamwork. There are ways to handle it, but first make sure it’s not an FMLA- or ADA-protected situation. “Playing hooky.” “Taking mental health days.” “Fishing therapy.” Call it what you will, but excessive and especially unauthorized absenteeism in the workplace is a chronic issue for business. It […]

Adding Up the Costs of the Family & Medical Leave Act – FMLA

A business-funded think tank has surveyed employers and concluded they “face a significant financial burden” when it comes to complying with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Based on its survey, the Washington, D.C.-based Employment Policy Foundation (EPF) estimates that FMLA compliance cost employers $21 billion in 2004. The direct costs included net labor […]