Family Medical Leave Act

FMLA Basics: What to Watch

When you get leave requests from your employees, do you say to yourself, “I know this request qualifies for leave under the FMLA, I know how it should be tracked, I know what calendar to use and I’m confident that we’re about to manage this leave correctly?” Yes? Congratulations! You probably already attended our Absence … Continued

Absence Management University

Compliance Webinar: Absence Management University: A Large Employer’s Guide to FMLA

Compliance Webinar: (February 14, 2023) Absence Management University: A Large Employer’s Guide to FMLA While the Family Medical Leave Act of 1993 turns 30 this year, many employers are still struggling to understand the law and how to apply it. The basics aren’t so basic, especially as organizations must coordinate multiple leave programs. In fact, employers … Continued

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Serving Our Country: Military Deployments May Trigger Leave Requests. How Well Do You Understand USERRA?

Original publish date: February 13, 2020. Updated January 27, 2023 Managing military-related leave requests can prompt a lot of questions, as employers have two federal leave laws to consider: the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA).  We’ve seen a lot of confusion when employers try to decipher … Continued

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FMLA Eligibility: Eligible, or Not Eligible? That is the Question

The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) has many complex components that can be difficult for employers and employees to understand. Just to name a few examples: explaining “Rolling Back”; “Joint Employers”; and the definition of “Appropriate Medical Facts,” are all elements of FMLA that cause confusion. Although eligibility is usually one of the … Continued

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Can Employees Take FMLA Leave for Mental Health Conditions?

FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) And Mental Health Increasingly, employers are seeking ways to support employees seeking help managing mental health conditions. According to APA’s 2022 Work and Well-being Survey, 80% of employees seek employers who prioritize mental wellness. Requests for leaves under FMLA are one way employees are seeking to manage their mental health … Continued