If you instruct your employees to let their supervisors know when they need to take FMLA-protected leave—and your employees fail to do so—you can terminate them. The case: A frequently absent employee was eventually told that when he needed to take FMLA leave, he should inform his supervisor or personnel manager. But he didn’t comply and was fired. The court ruled that an employee taking FMLA leave must follow the company’s rules for giving notice—except in emergencies when the employee can provide notice within a reasonable period, which the law defines as one or two business days. (Holmes v. Boeing Co., No. 98- 3056, 10th Cir., 1999)
From tattoos and piercings to T-shirts, from bumper stickers to computer screen savers and more, employers are called on to balance employees’ individual expression against the rights of other workers and the employer’s business interests....Click here to find out more.