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.
Keeping up with the ever-changing leave law landscape is a job in itself. Especially as more states (and sometimes municipalities) make the move to adopt paid sick leave and paid parental leave. When you combine the ongoing changes at multiple levels, as well as the hundreds of pieces of legislation already in place, it all can get very confusing!
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