Human Resources News & Insights

FMLA violations: Expect double damages to be new normal, ruling says

As if you needed another reason to double-check your managers’ Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) training. Still, a recent court ruling just gave employers a pretty big one. 

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. 

Was employee’s nap FMLA protected? How one court ruled

Scorned employees will cry “FMLA protection” for just about anything these days. The question is, when can the argument stick? 

Here’s a proven template for firing an FMLA abuser

A recent lawsuit and subsequent courtroom battle provides a valuable lesson in how to terminate a Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) abuser while fending off claims of interference and/or retaliation. 

Penalties for employment law violations just increased … again

The Department of Labor (DOL) and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), for the second time in just six months, are raising the penalties for employment law violations. 

In case you missed them: Top 10 biggest HR stories of 2016

Aside from the DOL’s new overtime rule and the presidential election (we won’t beat you over the head with them again here), these were the biggest HR Morning stories of 2016. 

Want to ease FMLA headaches? Doctors prescribe 3 remedies

Here’s a great way to clear up FMLA certification and administration headaches. 

What is ‘enhanced’ FMLA fitness-for-duty, and how can you use it?

If you’re concerned an employee won’t be able to take on his or her job responsibilities after FMLA leave, here’s a tool you can use to protect your company. 

Don’t use this company’s approach to cutting OT costs

With the DOL looking to make another four million employees OT-eligible this December, many employers will be looking for ways to limit their OT exposure. Just don’t try the method this company used. 

‘How can he sue for FMLA interference? He didn’t even see a doctor’

Here’s a lawsuit that’s sure to frustrate the heck out of some HR pros. But it also provides a valuable lesson: When a termination involves medical issues, take the time to gather all the facts.