Family & Medical Leave -- Intermittent Leave

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    In theory, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a law that recognizes an employee’s need for unforeseen leave while minimizing the costs and efforts of the employer. It sounds simple enough to say that an employee can receive up to 12 weeks (or, up to 26 weeks where applicable) of unpaid leave a year for certain reasons and can then...

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    Attendance issues are among the most common problems facing employers in today’s workplace. Legitimate illnesses still account for the majority of employee absences, but some studies have shown that less than one-third of absences from the workplace are related to poor health. Most employers offer their workers vacation, sick leave, paid...

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    Do you have employees who have found ways to "work" the Family and Medical Leave Act to avoid penalties for absenteeism? Have you avoided challenging these "fishy" requests because you're worried about legal repercussions? There are steps you can take to curtail abuse of FMLA leave without exposing your organization to liability. With proper...
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    The recent DOL revisions to the Family and Medical Leave Act have opened the door for HR to get information from a healthcare provider when an employee requests leave. Learn how to use the new FMLA regs to better monitor intermittent leave and stop leave abuse.   In just 90 minutes, experienced employment law DC insiders will answer your...
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    Depression-related absenteeism and low productivity cost American employers an estimated $44 billion a year. Depressive disorders amount to more than half of medical plan dollars spent for health problems. And with workplace suicides on the rise, this illness is too serious to ignore. Learn how to spot the tell-tale signs of depression and help...
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    The recent DOL revisions to the Family and Medical Leave Act have opened the door for HR to get information from a healthcare provider when an employee requests leave. Learn how to use the new FMLA regs to better monitor intermittent leave and stop leave abuse by participating in this all-new audio conference.   In just 90 minutes,...
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    When you participate in Simplifying the New FMLA: Sound Advice, a Sample Policy and Forms-Notices You Can Use to Manage the Process,  you'll find out about the forms you need to go beyond the DOL basics to communicate the new FMLA regs to your employees and C-level managers.    You can find the forms that go along with this audion...
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      In just 2.5 hours, a panel of experienced employment law attorneys will guide you through the complexities of this "treacherous triangle" and will provide straight answers to such questions as: What are the key changes from the recently revamped Family and Medical Leave Act? Now that the ADA Amendments Act is in effect, how...
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    Migraine attacks in the workplace are painfully expensive for employers, costing more than $24 billion a year in lost workdays and lost productivity from employees who suffer through attacks while on the job. And with the new ADA Amendments Act and revised Family and Medical Leave Act now in effect, many employers are asking, "Is a migraine...
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    We've written before about employees' increasing use of the protected leave available under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). This is especially true of the "sandwich" generation - employees who are caring for their own children while simultaneously caring for their aging parents. Intermittent leave, in particular, is being...
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