Today, I reached out to compliance and benefits attorney, Marilyn Monahan, to ask how COVID-19 might interact with leave laws. I’m sharing what I learned with the broader community. Employers should review their sick leave policies to determine whether employees who take time off if they ha...
Mar 09, 2020
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One of the most problematic areas for you when it comes to determining an employee’s FMLA leave eligibility are hours of service.  It's important to note that the burden of proving that an employee has not met the hours of service lies with you.  This is even the case if you are...
Jun 08, 2016
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A good starting point when it comes to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is determining whether or not you are a “covered” employer.  A covered employer is typically a business with more than 50 staff members.  This applies to private sector employers, public agencie...
Jun 06, 2016
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How to Fail at FMLA

Keeping lines of communication open and your supervisors educated is critical when employees request any leave- especially since they don’t need to specifically request FMLA leave in order to be entitled to it. Whether an employee req...

Jun 06, 2016
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Lumity Spotlight Series: Family & Medical Leave Act

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) should demand your serious consideration as an eligible employer.  With lawsuits on the rise and requirements as stringent as ever it is an area of employment law you should know inside out.  Whether...

May 25, 2016
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Random FMLA Audits Loom: Prepare Yourself

If you are an employer with 50 or more workers, you’re probably aware of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). You might be fairly confident that your practices and procedures comply with current federal laws and regulations; or perhaps...

Mar 17, 2016
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