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...

Tell managers: Never comment on FMLA leave

  • July 25, 2017

Employees who qualify for FMLA leave can’t be punished for taking it. Any action that could be seen as dissuading workers from exercising their right to take FMLA...

Teach managers: No complaining about FMLA

  • June 16, 2017

Make sure all supervisors understand that they must never criticize employees for taking FMLA leave. For employees who need to care for their own serious health...

No guarantee of same job after FMLA leave

  • June 13, 2017

You may have to promote someone from within to do the work of the employee who has taken FMLA leave. But what about the employee who took FMLA leave? Isn’t he...