1. How to Build a More Compliant FMLA Process

    How to Build a More Compliant FMLA Process Your leave absence program is a foundation for your business. However, it can also be one of the weakest parts of your business. When your absence program is not optimized, your company is vulnerable to audits and lawsuits, but where do you start? In our la…Read More

  2. Healthcare-Demo

    COVID-19

    The spread of the COVID-19 (also known as the novel coronavirus) is causing employers to make difficult decisions around many HR policies including absence, Work-From-Home, paid leave and PTO benefits. Having a plan is the number one way a company can get through this crisis. Here is a simple checkl…Read More

  3. Big-Family

    Employee FMLA Question: “Who is My Family?”

    There will be many family gatherings during the holiday season, and employees may be asking who is considered “family” when it comes to eligibility under FMLA. The U.S. Census Bureau informs us that by 2030 all Baby Boomers will be over 65, that is, one in five residents will be of retirement ag…Read More

  4. 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

  5. ABC’s of Leave Management – F is for Family (part 1)

    F: Family:  The old adage, you can pick your friends, but you can’t pick your family --- not true if you’re hanging with the Department of Labor. The DOL picked your family when they decided to name the Family & Medical Leave Act. Let’s break it down….Parent, Spouse, and Child. Simple e…Read More

  6. Are you prepared for NYPFL in January?

    Remember our blog “NYPFL….it’s not a thesis paper” (https://www.absencesoft.com/nypfl1/ ), well, if it was a thesis paper, now is the time to start panicking if you’re not pretty close to ready. Let’s rock out a quick check list and then you can decide if you’re nervous.   My company…Read More

  7. NYPFL? FMLA? PTO? What’s in your best interest?

    Interesting little thought. Under NYPFL, if two employees work for the same employer, and both employees request bonding with a new child, the employer can deny that paid leave for one of the employees if it’s for the same period of time. However, an employer may not restrict simultaneous bonding …Read More

  8. NYPFL doesn’t concern me, right? Wrong.

    “But I don’t have any offices in New York, so I really wish all the blogs weren’t just about NYPFL!!” Well, do you have any employees working from home….IN NEW YORK?!! If you said “Yes”, undelete all those blogs on NYPFL, because you have some reading to do. Take a look at New York Pai…Read More

  9. Family Leave Reimbursement: What You Need to Know

    So you are an empathetic employer and you know employees only receiving 50% of their average wage will be hard, so you want to let them use their PTO at full pay instead. But you’re thinking “Ugh, but now I’m footing the bill!” Not so fast, there’s good news here, but you need to get your …Read More

  10. 5, 18, and 30. Crucial Numbers for NYPFL

    As they say, timing is everything. When it comes to NY PFL, there are three magic numbers – 5, 18 and 30! · 5: If documentation for a request for NY PFL is incomplete, you have 5 BUSINESS days to inform the employee of what is missing. Remember, that must be accompanied by a complete list of what…Read More