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FMLA: How to Train Your Managers

FMLA: How to Train Your Managers

Do they need to know what FMLA and ADA are? Yes. Do they need to know how to administer all the details? No. If you spend too much time teaching them about the boring details of disability and leave of absence management you're going to lose your audience.
5 Reasons to Use FMLA Administration Software

5 Reasons to Use FMLA Administration Software

When I talk with HR departments about their FMLA "pain points" the number one issue is always around keeping track of all their leaves. They usually say something like "Well . . . it's kind of a mess" or "We use a few different methods."
5 Myths about FMLA

5 Myths about FMLA

FMLA Myth #5: You cannot contact an employee about work during their FMLA leave. Reality: You cannot ask an employee to perform work while they are on a leave but you can reach out to ask basic questions.
Five Ways to Improve Your FMLA Management in 2019

Five Ways to Improve Your FMLA Management in 2019

If you're like most HR professionals, FMLA administration is not something you look forward to. Here are five ways to streamline and simplify your FMLA process next year: 
Why Use Leave Solutions Training?

Why Use Leave Solutions Training?

“If I sat through one more “Advanced FMLA” training session that spent the first 20 minutes going over federal Family and Medical Leave Act eligibility rules and other basics I was just going to lose it.”
Further Clarification on FMLA and Attendance Policies

Further Clarification on FMLA and Attendance Policies

Attendance policies have long created headaches for HR professionals when it comes to administering FMLA. In light of a new DOL Opinion Letter that addresses FMLA and no-fault attendance policies, this is a good time to revisit that topic.
FMLA Retaliation Claims

FMLA Retaliation Claims

Manager training is key in preventing Family and Medical Leave Act retaliation claims.
July Leave Solutions FMLA Newsletter

July Leave Solutions FMLA Newsletter

Read our newsletter for important FMLA information that you need to know.
FMLA Abuse

FMLA Abuse Part 1: How to Identify FMLA Abuse

Let’s start by acknowledging that most of your employees are NOT abusing FMLA. Most employees taking FMLA are legitimately going through something ...
FMLA and Variable Pay Plans

FMLA and Variable Pay Plans

How should you handle production bonuses and other variable pay plans when someone misses work under FMLA? Here’s the short answer: Absences under ...
Do You Have to Use the DOL’s Certification Forms?

Do You Have to Use the DOL’s Certification Forms?

The Department of Labor (DOL) is scheduled to release new FMLA forms in the near future. But did you know that you are not required to use the DOL’...
7 Things You Can Do for Simple FMLA Administration

7 Things You Can Do for Simple FMLA Administration

Administering FMLA in-house can present some challenges. Here are 7 things you can do to simplify your process. 1) Use a tracking sheet to capture ...