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FMLA Guidelines

We’ll assist you in tracking and managing intermittent FMLA leave … fighting FMLA fraud and FMLA abuse … and managing FMLA in general.

Beyond mastering FMLA regulations on intermittent leave, we’ll share FMLA guidelines on how to curb FMLA abuse, and dramatically improve your overall FMLA compliance.

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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.
Q. I work at a software firm in San Francisco. It’s supposedly a hip company, but I’m fed up. I was promised a performance review every six months, but after 14 months I’m still waiting. And when I asked for leave to be with my wife when she had a baby, the company’s personnel person said, “We may have to dock your pay. I’ll get back to you.” She never did. The company’s CEO keeps saying that we’re in an industry with no accepted business model. But is that an excuse for running a sloppy business?
Scratch poison ivy from the list of “serious illnesses” that qualify under the Family and Medical Leave Act.
Most of my employees are hard workers who keep their priorities straight. They don’t have time for distractions. They’re too busy producing results, making money and having fun. But I’ve occasionally squared off against what I call “petty plotters.” They’re the ones who find ways to avoid their work—from threatening to sue the firm on trumped-up charges to stretching federal or state labor laws to the limit.
Your secretary has started behaving strangely.  You think she might be jealous of your recent promotion, but how do you get her back on track?
In my early years as a manager, I was always trying to mold my staff into spitting images of me.  But I started to notice something wrong.
Your company has no legal obligation to offer disability benefits to former employees.
Some people may have valid reasons for missing lots of work—such as illness—and federal and state laws largely determine how you can respond. But others may simply skip out without an excuse.
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