1. ABC’s of Leave Management – D is for Designation

    D: Designation:  OK, this one is technical.  We’ve covered it before, but it bears, umm, repeating!  Here’s the bottom line: if all the criteria are met (your employee is eligible; the health condition is serious and certified; they have time available; the relationship is qualifying), then y…Read More

  2. ABC’s of Leave Management – C is for Communication

    C: Communication: “Location, location, location.” You think of that as a quote about real estate, but now you can think of it as a quote about when and where to have good communication practices! Before, during, and after -- Before you even hire somebody, you have to have proper communication of…Read More

  3. ABC’s of Leave Management – B is for Benefits

    B: Benefits: Pssst….guess what? When your employees take unpaid leaves, it often mean paychecks stop – and so might deductions for benefits such as medical coverage (and hint hint – keep an eye on evolving laws mandating paid leave).  The money stops, but what about the coverage? That coverag…Read More

  4. The ABC’s of Leave Management

    The world of FMLA, LOA and ADA is complex, so sometimes it's good to get back to basics.  Please join us over the next few weeks as we spend some time talking about the fundamentals, or the "ABC's" of absence management.  Starting with.... A:  Accommodations: Phase 1 Accommodations for employees …Read More

  5. DOL releases FMLA Employer Guide

    It goes without saying that nothing is more exciting than the release of new information about the FMLA! Hmmm…well, OK, maybe not for everybody, but certainly for all of us FMLA/ADA Absence Administration geeks hanging out here at the DMEC Compliance Conference. The new guide was designed to provi…Read More

  6. Seriously? – FMLA, ADA and Dangerous Assumptions

    Seriously? A FMLA Series, Episode 11 by Carla O'Sullivan Schrodinger’s Cat – The Dangers of Assumed Intent   Today is about perspective.  It is human nature to allow our beliefs or theories to color our view of a situation. How you view a situation generally impacts how you react to the situat…Read More

  7. Seriously? – Managing FMLA Abuse

    Seriously? A FMLA Series, Episode 12 by Carla O'Sullivan 1% = A Bad Investment   When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at will change. OK, so maybe a little deep for the opening of an FMLA blog….but trust me, this is an important perspective.  Let’s first state the ob…Read More

  8. Seriously? – Spring Cleaning – FMLA Eligibility

    Seriously? A FMLA Series, Episode 9 by Carla O'Sullivan Spring Cleaning….A Mini Series! YAY, I’m eligible! Wait…what does that mean? Now that you’ve dusted off your posters and made sure everybody who should be informed is, let’s open the windows on the eligibility notice! How many times h…Read More