Accept FMLA proof from foreign doctors

  • March 02, 2007

Q. Many of my employees request FMLA leave to return to their native countries to care for sick relatives, or they request personal medical leave due to a “sudden...

FMLA Won’t Cover Tardiness

  • March 02, 2007

Q. Some of our employees routinely ask to use FMLA when they are five, 10 or 15 minutes late. It creates a scheduling nightmare and hurts morale. Does FMLA cover...

Tracking time off for salaried employees

  • March 02, 2007

Q. If a company tracks employees' vacation, sick and personal time off, can we make deductions from accumulated time for everyone who takes time off, including salaried...

FMLA: Scheduling Foreseeable Leave

  • February 13, 2007

HR Law 101: The FMLA allows employers to negotiate with employees about the time when they are going to take time off when the leave is foreseeable. The law says that...

FMLA: Paid vs. Unpaid Leave

  • February 13, 2007

HR Law 101: FMLA leave is unpaid time unless the employer voluntarily decides to continue paying the worker during the time off. You may insist that employees first use...

FMLA Leave: Benefits Continue

  • February 13, 2007

HR Law 101: When employees are on FMLA leave, employers must continue to provide health benefits for them. The same services your group plan provides on-the-job...

FMLA: Recordkeeping Requirements

  • February 11, 2007

HR Law 101: The FMLA's recordkeeping requirements are less onerous than those of some other federal laws. But you must handle FMLA medical records with the same level of...

Discrimination against non-smokers?

  • February 02, 2007

Question: I work in an office of about 25 people. I am in charge of HR responsibilities and other duties. A question came to me regarding paid time for people...