In this month’s podcast, we propose a “to do” list of items employers should consider to ensure their FMLA policies and practices are effective in the New Year. We cover topics such as revisions to your FMLA policy and forms, how to best calculate FMLA leave, and revisiting job descriptions and personnel policies so as

Your employee has requested leave due to a serious health condition – either his or her own, or to care for a family member. You’ve sent out the notices, received a medical certification, and designated an employee’s leave as FMLA. However, as the weeks or months go by, you’re not so sure that the employee

What can you do when you receive a medical certification from an employee, but you think it might be fraudulent, or you just don’t understand what the doctor has written?  In these instances, does the FMLA allow you to contact the employee’s health care provider directly to inquire?  In this podcast, we explain the circumstances

“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 this

On June 22 the U.S. Department of Labor issued its first Administrator Interpretation under the FMLA, “clarifying” how the FMLA applies to requests for leave by those who provide care for a child without a biological or legal relationship to the child. In this month’s podcast, we explain what’s new in this interpretation, what isn’t,

Administering worker’s compensation benefits in conjunction with FMLA leave can create issues that trip up even the most experienced HR professional. This month’s podcast addresses common issues that arise when worker’s compensation leave intersects with FMLA leave, such as:

  • Can an employer run FMLA leave concurrently with a worker’s compensation absence?
  • Can an employer exhaust