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Sniff out suspicious FMLA requests with this 9-step plan

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Issue: Half of all HR professionals say they've approved FMLA requests that they believed weren't legitimate.

Risk: Employees who "work" the system to earn FMLA leave for dubious reasons cost your organization money.

Action: Follow these nine steps to crack down on FMLA fraud. Track the savings, and report them to the top brass.

When presented with Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) requests, do you sometimes feel that employees aren't giving the true reason? If so, you're not alone. A recent survey says half of HR professionals believe they've approved leave for dubious reasons.

Advice: Don't be such a pushover. Use the legal tools available to spot FMLA fraud. Follow the following nine steps:

1. Obtain a medical certification for leave requests that are due to serious health conditions. It's important that your sick leave or attendance policies require a doctor's note for all absences of three or more days...(register to read more)

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