If you’re having trouble determining when you must grantto employees who suffer recurring health problems, you’re not alone.
Nearly two-thirds of HR professionals say they’ve experienced such problems, leading to morale issues and productivity loss, according to a Society for Human Resourcesurvey of 3,300 HR pros. More than half of the respondents (51%) said they’ve faced “significant challenges” implementing the medical leave provisions.
The U.S. Labor Department is considering updates to the FMLA, which allows eligible employees to take up to 12 weeks’ unpaid leave annually for illness or after the birth or adoption of a child.
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