It’s one thing to grasp individual Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) rules, but another thing entirely to apply them in the real world. This article series addresses some of the most confusing real world problems. Here we’ll focus on managing intermittent and reduced schedule leave.
Tag: serious health condition
Question: Is an employee eligible for FMLA to care for a 20 year-old daughter that lives with her and was in a bad accident?
We have an employee who would like to take FMLA leave to care for his father who has been diagnosed with cancer. Does the employee have to be deemed his father’s “primary caregiver” in order to use FMLA for this purpose?
This article series covers managing medical certifications under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) regulations provide a list of the types of healthcare providers (HCPs) that employers must acknowledge as being qualified to certify the existence of a serious health condition.
Sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, right? A decision by a federal district court in Minnesota provided a punch line and it turns out it’s not so funny. According to the court in Fries v. TRI Marketing Corp., an employee can claim Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) protection when two health conditions […]
Most conditions for which leave is sought will fall under the category of “incapacity and treatment.” Unfortunately, this is also the category that tends to be most difficult for employers to evaluate and manage.
by Lisa Berg One of employers’ most common complaints about administering Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave is employees’ tendency to abuse intermittent leave. When combatting this type of fraud, employers must navigate tricky U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) regulations as well as federal court rulings that limit the type of information that can […]
Questions regarding the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) can get tricky. For example, if an employee is off work because of a medical condition, can the employer start the FMLA clock ticking even if the employee doesn’t want his time off counted against his FMLA leave allotment? And what about an exempt employee who […]
By Jason Ritchie The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) can be one of the most daunting employment laws HR has to deal with. There are very specific rules and procedures that must be followed to ensure that both employee and employer are protected. Recently, employment law attorneys from Holland & Hart in Billings, Montana, […]