absences are on the rise and some sectors—particularly manufacturing, hotels, health care, call centers and government entities—far surpass others in terms of FMLA rates, says a new report by EAP provider ComPsych.
Example: Health care employers have 39% of their workforce with an openat any given time, compared with just 7% of professional service employers. From 2008 to 2012, the average length of FMLA leave for health care employees jumped to 28 days—an increase of more than 25% in those five years.
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- Beware denying 'vacation' requests that are thinly disguised as FMLA leave
- Manage absenteeismâ€”while you can
- Must you offer FMLA for 'possibility' of serious illness?
- Employees may have 3 years to sue for FMLA violations
- Want to offer additional leave for disability? Be sure policy is drafted in your favor