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When Employers Don't Recognize an Employee's Notice of the Need for FMLA Leave, They Pay the Price

As employers, we face a sobering reality: at every turn, the FMLA sets us up to fail. Whether it’s deciphering medical certification, assessing fitness for duty upon return to work, or dealing with the always frustrating intermittent leave, the FMLA is full of booby traps ready to nail us the instant we slip up. Chief among these … Continue Reading

"I Got Stuck in the Blood Pressure Machine at the Grocery Store and Couldn't Get Out!": How Employers Deal with the Most Outrageous Excuses for FMLA Leave

Don’t you hate it when someone glues your windows and doors shut so you cannot make it to work? Hasn’t happened to you? According to a recent CareerBuilder survey, this may very well have happened to one of your co-workers the last time he was absent from work. Last month, CareerBuilder published the 2014 edition … Continue Reading

"Eating Turkey Made Me Fall Asleep and I Missed my Shift": How Employers Can Deal with the Most Outrageous Excuses for FMLA Leave

According to a recent CareerBuilder survey, nearly one-third (32 percent) of your employees have called in sick when they’re not actually sick.  Perhaps just as notable, 30 percent of your employees admit that they have reported to work despite actually being sick. The reason? So they can save their sick days for when they’re feeling … Continue Reading

Will Employers Soon Use GPS to Catch FMLA Abuse?

Earlier this week, the folks at the Texas Employment Law Update highlighted a case before the U.S. Supreme Court in which the high court will consider whether law enforcement’s placement of a GPS devise on a suspect’s vehicle without a warrant constitutes an unlawful search in violation of the Fourth Amendment.  This case led the authors to wonder … Continue Reading
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