A common problem that leave and FMLA managers face is knowing when it's okay to communicate with an employee on leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). When an employee is out on leave, it’s quite likely that questions will arise: where is that file they were working on? Who is the appropriate contact for the XYZ contract? Though it may be tempting to send an email or text to communicate with an employee on FMLA, think twice before you act!
You may be a specialized Leave of Absence (LOA) Manager, an HR Generalist managing leave amongst other HR functions, or a small business owner wearing many hats. No matter your role, you know that there are certain obligations you have as an employer for effectively managing the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and state leave laws.
... To Manage the FMLA Like a Boss
Ah, autumn. Kids are back at school, pumpkin-spiced lattes are brewing, and leaves will soon begin to fall… onto your workload!
Since it was introduced in 1993, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) has been ever-evolving in its application. Its evolution is usually rooted in court cases that erupt between employees and their employers when one of them neglected to adhere to the rules of the FMLA, or there is the perception that this happened.
Since its inception, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) has been a confusing and difficult piece of legislation to manage. One element that vexes employers nationwide is when to use each of the Department of Labor (DOL)'s forms, and for what purpose.
It’s no secret that managing the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is both time-consuming and challenging. But did you know that by adopting a leave management system you could actually boost your legal compliance, while saving both time and money! Yes, it’s true.
True or false? A software to manage the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is extremely costly and impractical for smaller-sized businesses.
Managing FMLA and all the other leave laws is an ever-evolving process. By staying up to date through experts, reading the news and attending the latest conferences in the field, we can all prepare for what’ the latest trends are on in leave management. Here are some tidbits we’ve recently picked up….
Leave management is tough, there’s no doubt about it. At any given time, you could have multiple employees requesting leave, some continuous and some intermittent, and managing all of them simultaneously is a heavy burden for employers. It’s always good to educate yourself on the common FMLA mistakes, and how you can avoid them to prevent errors that lead to costly litigation.
1993 proved to be a monumental year for the rights of American employees nationwide with Bill Clinton’s signing of the Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The Act brought awareness to the well-being of employees, making 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year for certain family or medical reasons the norm.