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Your Employee Is Absent More Often Than Indicated on his FMLA Medical Certification. Now What?

A week doesn’t go by without a client asking me whether they can discipline an employee for exceeding the number of absences allowed on their FMLA medical certification. The fact pattern usually goes something like this: Johnny is an assemblyman at your 200-employee facility. He assembles johnson rods. He also has a chronic bad back, and … Continue Reading

Join Me for a Free Webinar: "FMLA Abuse Got You Down? Best Practices for Using FMLA Medical Certification as a Tool to Deter FMLA Misuse"

When: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 (12:00 – 1:15 p.m. central time) Online registration: Click here FMLA Medical certification can be the most effective tool to help employers confirm an employee’s medical condition and their need for time off from work. So, why does such a critical tool tend to create angst, confusion and frustration for … Continue Reading

Can Employees Be Disciplined When They Exceed the Frequency or Duration on Their FMLA Medical Certification?

One of the biggest headaches for employers when administering FMLA leave is how to deal with the employee who exceeds the frequency or duration identified on the employee’s medical certification. Nearly all of these situations involve intermittent leave, which is the type of leave most frequently abused by employees. Take, for example, Joe, who suffers from irritable … Continue Reading

Join Me for an FMLA Webinar: "Conquering the FMLA Medical Certification Process: Best Practices for Employers"

It’s webinar time!  FMLA Medical certification is designed to help employers better understand an employee’s medical condition and their need for time off from work. So, why does such a helpful tool tend to create angst, confusion and frustration within the employer community? Let’s tackle medical certification head on! Please join us on Thursday, December … Continue Reading
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