Human Resources News & Insights

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? 

Email’s not good enough for FMLA notices either, court rules

Courts don’t trust the U.S. Post Office or Gmail, Yahoo Mail, AOL Mail, or any other email service to deliver your Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) notices to employees. So what’s an employer to do? 

Your best approach to fighting abuse of FMLA intermittent leave

If there’s a term that makes executives and HR managers shudder, it’s got to be this: FMLA intermittent leave. Here’s a look at one effective tool for fighting abuse of this type of employee absence.

11 essentials for your FMLA policy

Intermittent leave has rapidly become the No. 1 headache for HR/Benefits pros everywhere. But adding these measures to your FMLA policy will certainly ease the pain. 

FMLA: 13 ways to stop intermittent-leave abuse

Intermittent FMLA leave has rapidly become the No. 1 nightmare for supervisors everywhere. A top employment lawyer offers a multi-step approach that’ll help companies legally discourage abuse.

What would you do: Is worker gaming intermittent leave?

Periodically, we ask three HR pros how they’d handle a difficult situation at work. Today’s problem: There’s a suspicious pattern in the way an employee’s using intermittent FMLA leave.

Calculating FMLA leave correctly when holidays strike

Say you’ve got an employee out on FMLA leave and your office is closed on Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving, do those days count against an employee’s leave entitlement? The answer: It depends.

FMLA leave: When Labor Day counts against entitlement

With Labor Day just around the corner, it’s critical that you know when to count holidays against an employee’s FMLA leave entitlement.

Court: Workers who ignore FMLA notice requirements can be disciplined

No doubt about it: The Family and Medical Leave Act’s a pain for HR and Benefits pros. But a recent court decision eased one company’s intermittent leave headaches. Could it help you?

5 FMLA questions almost all managers can’t answer

Of all the issues HR deals with, FMLA leave probably causes the most headaches. Here’s some help with five common — and confusing — medical leave scenarios.