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What is recommended for an employee who refuses to use FML and will not complete paperwork? Do we have to /Should we assign FML to the individual regardless?
Example: Employee is having surgery and taking 3 weeks off. She is using PTO to cover her time away. Despite numerous conversations explaining the law and company policy, she believes that using FML for the time away will take away benefits. She does not foresee using FML after this surgery and becomes belligerent during the conversation.

My question is regarding FMLA to care for an adult children...1) Does it matter if the adult child is not in the same residence as the employee? 2) Does the adult child having a baby qualify for the employee as parent to take FMLA leave.
3) Service man/women over 19 as the child that choose elective surgery, may the parent take off.

Should we always have employees fill out an FMLA request when they go out on STD?

When do the 8 week paid family leave bill take effect in D.C.? How can we prepare for it?

How would the "start" date be determined if an employee takes approved unpaid leave to care for an unexpectedly hospitalized immediate family member, and then after a week or two learns that they will need to be the primary care giver for longer an would like to take FMLA. Does the FMLA leave time begin from the first date out, or form the day at which the decision is made that they'd like to convert from standard/unpaid leave to FMLA?

Does this law apply to Puerto Rico?

If employee doesn't expect leave to take long, and starts with unpaid approved leave, but then determines they'll be out long enough that we determine FMLA is in order, would the start date for FMLA be the first date they were out on unpaid leave?

Which is the best way to notify an employee of their approved/not-approved FMLA? Regular mail or certified?

If an employee is out to care for spouse with serious illness and works partial days via laptop, can we count FMLA by the hours not worked in a day instead of as the whole day?

We have an employee who is taking intermediate FMLA to care for his spouse. He will leave work to pick up the kids because she is too sick to do it. My understanding of FMLA is to care for a sick spouse and attend doctor's appointments.

Thank you!

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Hi! This past year our company just hit over 50 employees. Isnt it good practice for a company to have its own specified FMLA policy posted for employees? And if so do you know of how I can have one written within compliance? Is there software etc?

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