FMLA: What managers need to know

  • January 19, 2018

Managers need to understand whether a request for leave could qualify as FMLA leave, and how to respond once a worker is on leave. An overview of the FMLA and the top...

Reassignment can be post-FMLA accommodation

  • December 11, 2017

When a disabled employee wants to return to work, limitations may make it impossible for him to do his old job. If so, it may be reasonable to either grant more leave or...

Track all leave taken, even after FMLA ends

  • November 30, 2017

If you generously provide extra leave for employees who run out of FMLA leave, be sure to document it. Should the employee later accuse your organization of FMLA...

Supreme Court passes on FMLA retaliation

  • November 13, 2017

Where an employer is located makes a difference when it comes to defeating an employee’s FMLA retaliation lawsuit. That’s because different federal courts use...

Explain how maternity, FMLA leave overlap

  • September 12, 2017

Many employers have maternity leave policies that provide a period of paid time off following birth or adoption. That’s fine. But if you intend for paid maternity...

Beware body language discouraging FMLA

  • August 23, 2017

Sometimes, a boss can cause big legal trouble without even saying a word. A sigh or negative look can be enough if the worker on the receiving end perceives the behavior...