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: 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...

Ohio’s Employee Leave Laws

  • January 15, 2007

Ohio employers must contend with an assortment of leave laws in addition to the federal FMLA and the ADA’s reasonable accommodations requirements for employees...

Michigan’s Employee Leave Laws

  • January 15, 2007

While all Michigan employers with 50 or more employees within a 75-mile radius are subject to the federal FMLA, they must also grant time off as a reasonable...

Sample Policy: Jury-Duty Leave

  • January 01, 2007

The following sample policy was excerpted from The Book of Company Policies, published by HR Specialist, © 2007. Edit for your organization’s purposes. ...

Sample Policy: FMLA

  • January 01, 2007

The following sample policy was excerpted from The Book of Company Policies, published by HR Specialist, © 2007. Edit for your organization’s purposes. ...