Can we make employees use sick leave for FMLA?

  • January 06, 2009

Q. Our employees earn paid sick and vacation leave. Can we require them to use their paid leave at the same time they take unpaid FMLA leave? Otherwise, it seems as if...

Can we require worker to wear hearing aid?

  • January 04, 2009

Q. An employee with severe hearing loss refuses to use his hearing aid. He works in a loud environment with forklifts and other hazards. Can we force him to wear the...

Run FMLA leave concurrent with other leaves

  • December 29, 2008

Q. One of our employees will be out for medical treatments for four to six weeks. He doesn’t want to use FMLA leave, just his accumulated sick and vacation days....

Are employee assistance programs required?

  • July 18, 2008

Q. I understand that many companies offer employee assistance programs (EAPs) as an added benefit for employees who may have drug or alcohol abuse problems. Are we...