Must we give FMLA leave to caretaker uncle?

  • August 23, 2012

Q. One of our employees has apparently taken in his sis­­ter’s young child because his sister is undergoing cancer treatment. He wants to take FMLA leave...

How to handle partial-day absences under FMLA

  • August 03, 2012

Sometimes, an employee needs just a few hours of FMLA leave to make a doctor’s appointment or to drive a relative to treatment. What if the employee wants to take...

Can FMLA leave cover routine tardiness?

  • June 17, 2012

Q. Some of our employees routinely ask to use FMLA when they are five or 10 minutes late. It’s a scheduling nightmare and hurts morale. Does the FMLA cover...

Does FMLA cover prenatal appointments?

  • April 22, 2012

Q. One of our employees is expecting a baby and would like to count the time she spends at pregnancy-related doctor’s appointments as FMLA leave. Are we...

DOL releases updated FMLA forms

  • February 20, 2012

The U.S. Department of Labor has released new updated FMLA certification and notification forms used by employers. The forms expire in May 2018.

DOL Issues New FMLA Forms … Sort Of

  • February 16, 2012

Even after the start of 2012, the model FMLA certification and notification forms provided by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) still carried an expriation date of...