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...

Does Super Bowl Hangover = Legit FMLA Leave?

  • January 31, 2014

The Monday after the Super Bowl has become "the biggest unofficial holiday of the year, with 1.5 million people calling in sick as a result of the game and about 4.4...

Multiple locations? Handle FMLA with care

  • November 16, 2013

Employers with 50 or more employees within 75 miles must provide FMLA leave. If they have multiple locations, they must often provide leave to some em­­ployees...