Tag: FLMA

We scour the web for interesting and actionable HR news and information, so you don’t have to. Here are 10 curated stories that caught our attention this month. Please Say Yes In today’s tight labor market, it’s becoming increasingly common for candidates to turn down offers. There are three key changes you can make to…

Question: Can we require employees to use their vacation and sick time at the beginning of an approved medical leave of absence? Answer: Generally, an employer may require employees to exhaust their paid time off when a medical leave, such as that under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), is unpaid. When not required,…

Question: Does an employee on workers’ compensation need to pay for health benefits while on leave? If so, for how long can she remain on our plan until her plan is terminated and we must offer her COBRA?  Our View:  We recommend that the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave be designated to run…

Question: Can a child take intermittent FMLA leave to take his ailing parent to doctor appointments? This seems like an easy answer, right? Of course an employee can take FMLA leave for ailing family members…..but not so fast. Recent court cases have highlighted the distinctions between family members being absent from work to care for…