FMLA: You can require fitness-for-duty proof

  • March 13, 2017

It’s perfectly acceptable to require employees who want to return to work following an absence to present a fitness-for-duty certificate from a medical provider....

One time you don’t have to give FMLA notice

  • March 10, 2017

If an employee has already taken FMLA leave several times before, do you still have to go through the motions of providing FMLA notice every time the employee calls off?

Do colds and the flu qualify for FMLA leave?

  • September 26, 2016

As it does every year, flu season brings confusion and questions over whether the flu or a common cold can rise to the level of “serious health condition”...

Firing OK for cheating discovered during FMLA

  • September 21, 2016

Employees who take FMLA leave are entitled to return to their old jobs or equivalent ones. But what if you learn during an employee’s time out on FMLA leave that...

The right way to collect proof of FMLA need

  • September 05, 2016

To help you decide whether an illness or injury rises to the level of a serious condition that triggers the need for FMLA leave, you can require employees to provide...

Less than 50 workers? Stay silent on FMLA

  • August 22, 2016

Only employers with 50 or more employees within a 75-mile radius must offer job-protected FMLA leave to their employees. If your organization is below that limit, make...

Take care when calculating overtime & FMLA

  • June 21, 2016

Do you offer voluntary overtime to employees, but make attendance mandatory if employees sign up? If so, watch how you calculate FMLA leave. You have to include the...

Yes, you can punish fraudulent FMLA leave

  • June 10, 2016

If you are sure an employee has been misusing FMLA leave or submitting fraudulent information as part of her FMLA leave request, don’t fear punishing her.