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Is intermittent leave allowed to help parent move?

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in Employment Law,FMLA Guidelines,Human Resources

Q. An employee takes intermittent leave to care for his parent. Do situations like helping his mother move to a new location qualify as FMLA leave? — B.D., Nevada

A. That depends on the reason for the move. If the employee is arranging for his mother to move to a care facility, that scenario should be covered by the FMLA. However, if the employee is simply helping his healthy mother move into a new home, that absence is not covered by the FMLA. Note that these issues are still relatively new to the courts, and no hard and fast rules exist regarding the types of absences that qualify as “providing psychological comfort and reassurance.” 

Also, if your employee works in California or another state with a leave law, you should check with your employment law attorney about the effect, if any, of state law on this issue.

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