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What Am I Doing Wrong?? Common FMLA Mistakes (January 9, 2018)

“What did I do wrong?” and “Am I doing this correctly?” are frequent questions from clients regarding FMLA administration. This is the twelfth in a series highlighting some of the more common mistakes employers can inadvertently make regarding FMLA administration.

Complying with the FMLA and ADA When Your Employee is Dealing with a Mental Health Condition: A Recap of our Webinar

Thanks to those who attended my webinar last week with Matt Morris on “Complying with the FMLA and ADA When Your Employee is Dealing with a Mental Health Condition.” A link to the recording can be found here, and the presentation can be downloaded here.

When the Clock Strikes Twelve on FMLA Leave

Employers often assume that the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) allows them to terminate employees who fail to return to work after any leave that has a specified end date, or who have exhausted their leave. Depending on the facts, this assumption might be correct. However, employers should pause—and take into account a few considerations—before drafting a termination letter as the employees might be entitled to additional leave time under the FMLA, or possibly, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). As discussed below, recent cases decided under the FMLA and the ADA may impact this inquiry.

FMLA FAQ: If an Employee Racks Up Both FMLA and Unexcused Absences, Can He Be Terminated?

Here’s a puzzle for you. How would you handle it?

How Do Employers Calculate FMLA Leave Around the Holidays?

It’s that time of year — my kids are already making changes to the fourth draft of their Christmas wish list, holiday music has been playing on my local radio station for four weeks now, and I’m just about ready to claim the couch where I will spend most of Thanksgiving week in my PJs watching football and eating leftover turkey!

What Am I Doing Wrong?? Common FMLA Mistakes (November 15, 2017)

“What did I do wrong?” and “Am I doing this correctly?” are frequent questions from clients regarding FMLA administration. This is the eleventh in a series highlighting some of the more common mistakes employers can inadvertently make regarding FMLA administration.

At last! Not One, But TWO Court Decisions That Scale Back an Employee's Right to Take Additional Leave After FMLA is Exhausted

There may not be an issue that strikes more fear in the land of HR than how to deal with an employee who cannot return to work after FMLA leave expires. Is some additional leave beyond 12 weeks required? The answer is almost always ‘yes.’

When You Don't Train Your Managers About the FMLA, You're Begging for This Kind of Smackdown

When a manager learns that one of his employees is in the hospital for several days, that’s almost always enough information for the employer to have an inkling that the employee may need FMLA leave.

Massachusetts Federal Court Decision Highlights the Importance of FMLA Training and Compliance

Navigating leave issues can be difficult: There are several statutes that provide employees with different, yet sometimes overlapping rights, and every situation is unique. Employers must ensure that members of management and those responsible for addressing leave situations are aware of the applicable legal requirements and trained on them.

What Am I Doing Wrong?? Common FMLA Mistakes (October 4, 2017)

“What did I do wrong?” and “Am I doing this correctly?” are frequent questions from clients regarding FMLA administration. This is the tenth in a series highlighting some of the more common mistakes employers can inadvertently make regarding FMLA administration.