Human Resources News & Insights

9 FMLA record-keeping requirements employers need to know

When an employee goes on leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), it can pay to double-check that your FMLA record-keeping processes are up to snuff, in case your FMLA administration/processes are ever called into question. 

3 costly mistakes that could be lurking in your documentation

It’s not always what’s missing from employee documentation that could get you in trouble. It’s also what may already be in your documentation that could land you on the wrong end of a lawsuit. 

5 costly employment myths we need to discard

Everyone knows a good myth or two. And as it turns out, a lot of those myths end up being taken at face value and acted on as if they were true — and it’s costing employers. But much like the boogeyman, many of these employment “facts” exist only in our imaginations. 

7 must-haves for defensible documentation

You know how important clear and thorough documentation is. But your managers may be another story. 

Avoid legal pitfalls: 8 quick performance review do’s and don’ts

“It’s the best time of the year — time for performance reviews!” said no one, ever. Both managers and employees get anxious when annual reviews come around. But managers may have it worse. 

6 documentation gaffes that will come back to haunt you

As HR pros, you obviously get the importance of thoroughly (and carefully) documenting employee performance problems. You know who doesn’t? A lot of managers who oversee employees. 

What providers are looking for to fulfill your FMLA info requests

The information HR and benefits pros receive from an employee’s healthcare provider and/or physician is critical when it comes to approving and administering that worker’s FMLA leave request correctly. So it just makes sense for employers to work with providers and physicians to get a complete picture of the worker’s FMLA circumstances.  

The firing checklist every HR pro should use

Firing staff members is stressful – which is why so many HR pros sometimes hurry the process along to get it over with. But that’s a big mistake.

The 3 documents that keep HR up at night

You’re a good HR pro and you’ll never get sued, right? It’s entirely possible. But just in case you do end up on the wrong side of a lawsuit, you’d be a sitting duck if you don’t have these three sets of documents in order.

7 key elements of bulletproof documentation

Whether it’s the details of an employee’s FMLA request or a description of a problem staffer’s activities, HR pros know solid and consistent documentation is of the utmost importance.