Workers on FMLA leave have no right to be 'left alone,' court says
FMLA law does not provide workers with an absolute right to not be contacted while out on FMLA leave, particularly if the employer has a reasonable request for information unrelated to the worker's leave.
What Michigan’s New Paid Medical Leave Act Means for Employers
Since Michigan’s new Paid Medical Leave Act went into effect on March 29, 2019, most employers with at least 50 employees are now required to provide up to 40 hours of paid time off for eligible employees each year.
Employee Handbooks: What’s New and Why Does It Matter?
Protect your largest asset (your workforce) and lower your risk exposure. Take the employee handbook off the "I'll get to it when I have time list" and place it on the critical "asset protection" list.
While FMLA is conceptually straightforward, administration can become complex, especially when other types of leave entitlements are included in the mix. A technology-aided compliance strategy can help your company avoid costly mistakes.
When an employee requests FMLA leave for a chronic health condition, take a close look at the certification form completed by the employee’s healthcare provider. Does the provider identify a period of hospitalization or identify recent dates of treatment? If the answer is no, the employee may not qualify for FMLA leave.
Managers Are a Leading Cause of Employment Law Violations
Experts state that lack of knowledge regarding the intricacies of FMLA regulations, as well as poor tracking of intermittent leave on the management level, are costing companies in a major way. Proper training and good employee leave management tools are the key to resolving the issue.