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Cutting Down On Abuse Of Intermittent FMLA Leave

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No one was surprised that unscheduled intermittent leave was the hottest topic among the 15,000+ public comments the Department of Labor (DOL) received on the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) regulations. While the DOL warned in its comprehensive review of the comments last year that employers could be mischaracterizing legitimate use of intermittent leave as abuse or misuse, there's no denying that there are employees who are actually abusing it. The FMLA and its implementing regulations provide various ways to help curb abuse of intermittent leave.


Get second and third opinions. Exercise your right to ask the employee to go for a second, and even a third, opinion (at your expense). This helps cut down on abuse perpetuated by doctors who are willing to fill out FMLA forms according to their patients' wishes or who are related to or are acquainted with the employee and are not objective in their eva...(register to read more)

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