Curbing FMLA abuses: employers' duties and rights

Q We have several employees who have been abusing their intermittent leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) by calling in late or calling in a full day's absence and telling our call- in line only that they will be out "for FMLA reasons." We have been told by some of our other employees that their coworkers' absences have nothing to do with their FMLA leave. Can we refuse to excuse such absences as FMLA leave and give the offending employees attendance points under our attendance policy? Read More...