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.

Employers: Display updated FMLA poster

  • May 05, 2016

In May 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a new version of the FMLA poster that employers are required to hang in their workplaces. The big question: If you...

FMLA reveals poor performance? Discipline

  • March 19, 2016

Sometimes, it takes an absence to discover that an employee wasn’t doing her job well. But some HR professionals and supervisors fear disciplining a worker if...