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Q. I’ve received a serious medical diagnosis that’s going to require surgery and a lengthy two month recovery. Luckily, the company where I’ve worked for two years offers good insurance; but because we’re small (fewer than 50 employees) they’re not required through the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to offer medical leave and hold my job while I’m gone.

June 8, 2019
May 21, 2019
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Ask any HR professional about the workplace issues that create some of the biggest job-related headaches, and managing leaves of absence will most likely be at the top of the list.

April 29, 2019

 

Reader Question: Can an employee be docked on a yearly/scored performance evaluation for using their paid sick leave benefit for legitimate medical appointments?

The Purpose of Employer Paid Leave

January 14, 2019

 

 

Many of us have read through FMLA paperwork describing things we can do to assist our employees with acute or chronic pain. These instructions may ask us to pad the floor by their desks or give extended breaks to allow employees to rest their impacted area(s) of pain.

September 17, 2018

 

Many employers have no-fault attendance control policies.  Stated generally:

September 11, 2018

 

 

I’ll wait patiently while you grab your pearls for clutching.

August 2, 2018
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The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires that an hourly or non-exempt employee be paid for rest breaks of up to 20 minutes in length. Why, if the employee performs no work? The rationale is that the break is primarily for the benefit of the employer, promoting the "efficiency of the employee" and giving the company a "reenergized employee." But, is there a limit to the number of breaks per day that must be compensated as time worked?

May 18, 2018
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So, check this out.

I read this case yesterday about an employee who provided her company with a November 12 doctor’s note, requesting that her hours be reduced due to her high-risk pregnancy. The employee would have become eligible for coverage under the Family and Medical Leave Act on November 17.

The company fired her on November 16.

April 23, 2018
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In the span of just two weeks, federal leave policy has gotten a lot of attention.

This week (Feb. 5) marks the 25th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which guarantees employees time off to care for themselves and their families without fear of losing their job. Last week, in his State of the Union address, President Trump discussed a proposal to provide employees with paid parental leave.

February 5, 2018
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A court used lack of Family and Medical Leave Act training to award double damages

 

When a manager learns that one of her employees is in the hospital for several days, that's almost always enough information for the employer to have an inkling that the employee may need Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave.

But one employer didn't think so. And the penalty for its mistake was costly. Let me explain.

December 29, 2017

 

 

Ah yes. We’re going to attempt to put the “human” in HR today.

**clutches icy-cold lawyer heart**

August 29, 2017
 
 
 
With all those notice requirements and certifications and such, it’s easy to get bogged down in the minutia associated with an employee’s request for leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act.
 
October 20, 2016

Last summer, I blogged here about how requiring an employee with a disability to stay out of work until 100% cured (i.e., a no-restrictions policy) automatically violates the Americans with Disabilities Act.

May 5, 2016

Don’t worry. Eric’s here. And, I’ve got Scooby Snacks.

Actually, I’ve got FMLA knowledge, which is better than Scooby Snacks. And, besides, I ate all of the Scooby Snacks. Sorry, I was hungry.

An employee at a small company is supposedly offered FMLA.

March 9, 2016
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If you have been in HR for any time you know that there is a misperception that everyone has to be treated the same in order to be “fair.” If only it were that easy. Employees bring different circumstances to every situation therefore the HR person has to consider those circumstances. The EEOC realizes this and is now suing employers who do not recognize this fact.

Attendance policies

November 20, 2015