Tag Archives: Notice of Eligibility and Rights and Responsibilities

Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and the FMLA: Are Your Employees Eligible for Leave During a Natural Disaster?

Our thoughts and prayers are with those in Texas and Louisiana whose lives have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey and those in Florida in the dangerous path of Hurricane Irma.  Join us sending a donation to those organizations performing rescue operations and providing much needed help to our fellow Americans in need. Natural disasters like … Continue Reading

Poorly Implemented FMLA Policies and Procedures are Killing Employers. Don't Be That Employer.

Poorly implemented FMLA policies and procedures are in the spotlight this week.  And just a few vague words and a slip up are costing two employers hundreds of thousands of dollars. Their mistakes, however, are golden lessons for the rest of us. Confusion Over How Much Maternity Leave is Provided In Sad Employer Story No. … Continue Reading

The Importance of Providing Individual FMLA Notices to Employees

The Department of Labor was serious when it required employers beginning in 2009 to provide individual FMLA notices to employees regarding their eligibility and rights (Notice of Eligibility and Rights & Responsibilities) and whether FMLA applies (Designation Notice).  Apparently, courts think this is important, too.  And The Wackenhut Corporation learned this lesson the hard way. The Facts Jacqueline … Continue Reading

Hurricane Sandy and the FMLA: Are Your Employees Eligible for Leave During a Natural Disaster?

Our thoughts and prayers are with those on the east coast who are attempting to return to some sense of normalcy in the wake of the devastation left behind by Hurricane Sandy.  Natural disasters like Sandy raise a host of issues for employers: how do you pay your employees during during suspended operations?  Whether and … Continue Reading

6th Circuit: Employee Can Proceed With FMLA Claim Despite "Negative Certification"

When an employee remains absent even after her doctor provides a medical certification confirming that she can return to work, it might seem reasonable for an employer to deny the employee any further FMLA leave and, if the employee fails to return, to terminate her employment. However, if the employer has not specifically informed the … Continue Reading

An Employee Has Requested FMLA Leave. Now What Do I Do? - Podcast No. 14

“Notice of Eligibility?  Designation Notice?  Medical certification form?  I give up!” We often hear from clients that they have a tough time properly responding to an employee’s request for leave that might be covered by the FMLA.  Clearly, under the new FMLA regulations, employers must be able to master this response.     After listening to … Continue Reading
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