Consider FMLA before firing for attendance

  • September 10, 2014

Here’s some advice that can save you money you might otherwise have spent defending an FMLA lawsuit: If an employee has accrued enough absences under your...

Is it possible to apply FMLA retroactively?

  • August 26, 2014

Q. We have 75 employees at our one facility. An employee recently took two months off for a serious operation. We did not classify this as FMLA leave, but now we think...

Enforce call-in rules even during FMLA leave

  • July 15, 2014

Employers that have call-in procedures for absences can require employees use them when requesting FMLA leave or updating their status. Simply having a doctor fax in...

When can you fire someone on FMLA leave?

  • May 15, 2014

An eligible employee receives up to 12 weeks job-protected leave for a covered reason whether the employer likes it or not. But that doesn’t mean that the...

Document efforts to get FMLA certification

  • February 06, 2014

There’s a right way and a wrong way to terminate an employee who isn’t returning from FMLA leave. The right way: Offer every opportunity to ask for an...