When it comes to the holidays, FMLA administration can be most difficult — both in terms of employee absences and how to calculate them. As I covered last month, the FMLA regulations provide very specific rules for calculating an employee’s FMLA leave for a holiday or when the employer is shut down because of holidays or breaks.
Here’s yet another resource to help you administer FMLA leave around the holidays — a short podcast on the subject. Last week, in her weekly podcast, Stephanie Thomas of The Proactive Employer bombarded me with a ton of excellent questions about how employers should calculate FMLA leave, particularly around the holidays.
If you’ve finished your holiday shopping and can’t get enough of the topic, you also can access my previous FMLA podcast on the subject: “Bah, Humbug! What Do I Do When My Employees Are Home for the Holidays?”
Our best wishes for a fabulous holiday season and a peaceful New Year!