Question: "How can I persuade our employees to take the leave FMLA was designed
to provide? Short surgeries, family situations, and even new
fathers—these are all situations in which employees have chosen to use
vacation time instead of FMLA entitlements. The most common reasoning
is 'I want to save it in case of a real emergency.' Any advice for
making the case for FMLA?" — Elaine A., Florida
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