FMLA

FMLA EXTENDS TO CHILDREN’S SPECIAL EDUCATION MEETINGS SAYS DOL

In early August, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued an opinion letter to clarify whether an employee may take leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to attend Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings for their child. According to the DOL, the answer is yes. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires public […]

9TH CIRCUIT VS. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: COMPLIANCE WITH THE FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE ACT

If the interpretation and application of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) wasn’t already complicated enough for employers, the Department of Labor (DOL) just threw a monkey wrench into the mix. In March 2019, the DOL issued an advisory opinion that attempted to clarify whether an employee can choose to exhaust their paid leave prior […]

APPROPRIATE STEPS WHEN EMPLOYEES HAVE EXHAUSTED FMLA LEAVE

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides eligible employees with up to 12 workweeks of unpaid leave in a 12 month period for certain family and medical reasons. Specifically, for the birth and care of a child within one year of birth; placement of a child for adopted or foster care within one year […]

HEARD IT ON THE HOTLINE

By: Rob Parker FMLA continues to be a challenge for employers especially when it comes to intermittent leave.  NAE has received several calls recently involving employers who desire to terminate employees just before they become eligible for FMLA, after they return from FMLA or while they are on FMLA.  While there may be legitimate reasons […]

UPDATED FMLA FORMS ISSUED; NO SUBSTANTIVE CHANGES

Earlier this month, the Department of Labor released updated Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) notices and certification forms. The updated notices and forms expire August 31, 2021. With the exception of the updated expiration date, no substantive changes were made to the forms. The updated forms can be downloaded from the Department of Labor’s […]

OMG FMLA – HOW TO COMPLY & AVOID LIABILITY

The Family and Medical Leave Act (more commonly known by its acronym — FMLA) entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons. There is no question that FMLA provides important leave protections for employees, but often employers find administering it to be the source of many employment-related headaches […]

HEARD IT ON THE HOTLINE

By: Rob Parker A recent HR Hotline call brought up an issue we see quite frequently: termination of an employee where poor performance has not been documented. Of course, in these situations, things are always more complicated than they first appear. This was the case in this recent HR Hotline call. Company recently rehired an […]

WHAT’S HOT IN HR

By: Amy Matthews I once worked with a manager who could never remember his HR-related acronyms.  When it came to FMLA, he called it “LOL WTH.”  While this seems humorous at the outset, it isn’t funny when it comes to actually working within the parameters of the FMLA rules. What is FMLA? Basically, FMLA applies […]

EXPIRED FORMS – STILL REQUIRED TO COMPLY

The Department of Labor-provided forms for Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) use are expiring today. Does that mean you no longer have to provide them to employees? Does it mean they are no longer valid? The answer to both questions is no. So what do you do? Department of Labor forms are typically only […]

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