Tag: Family and Medical leave act

HHS Hurricane Florence and HIPAA Bulletin Released In light of the public health emergencies announced for the Carolinas due to Hurricane Florence, the federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a Hurricane Florence and HIPAA Bulletin: Limited Waiver of HIPAA Sanctions and Penalties During a Declared Emergency. Read the bulletin E-Verify Expands Access…

Question: Can an employee use Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) time for bonding after the child is born when a surrogate is used? Answer: “Bonding time” as a leave is an eligible event under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) for cases such as adoption, foster placement, and birth, regardless of whether a…

Question: How is paternity leave managed for California employers with over 50 employees? Answer: Employees may be eligible for federal Family and Medical Leave Act and California Family Rights Act leave because the employer is a California employer with over 50 employees. In general, both laws require covered employers to provide up to 12 weeks…

Real question and answer from the hotline: Question:  How does an employer handle a medical certification for FMLA written in a language other than English for treatment planned outside of the US? Answer:  We believe that similar rules apply for medical certification outside of the US to the ones in the regulations regarding how an…

Real question and answer from the hotline: Question:  Can we replace an employee on an approved leave of absence with a temporary employee who is now doing the job (the temporary employee is doing a better job)? Answer:  Given the fact that you have placed the employee on an approved Family and Medical Leave Act…

Q:  How should we handle a situation where an employee on an approved Family and Medical Leave has not kept in contact?   A:  The employee is on an approved Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave and has provided the appropriate medical certification for the need for the leave, and you have provided the…

Recent ruling in Pennsylvania means managers can be liable for FMLA violations. Here is the story: Need a new way to get managers to understand the stakes involved in following Family and Medical Leave Act rules? Try this: If they screw up the FMLA process, they can be held personally liable. That’s the message out…