Tag: FMLA

Alphabet Soup and FMLA Abuse

By on September 30, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Alphabet Soup and FMLA Abuse

Supervisors must ensure compliance with FMLA law while also preventing leave abuse by employees. These are some tips to help navigate the process.

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Did You Know that Federal Employees Can Request Leave as a Reasonable Accommodation?

By on October 2, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Did You Know that Federal Employees Can Request Leave as a Reasonable Accommodation?

Federal employees can request different types of leave as a reasonable accommodation. These are some of the scenarios and how they can protect your job.

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Federal Employees’ Right to Use FMLA Leave

By on April 30, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Federal Employees’ Right to Use FMLA Leave

FMLA requires agencies to allow qualifying federal employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave per calendar year for certain events.

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No Paid Sick or Annual Leave. What About FMLA Leave for Excepted Employees?

How does FMLA leave work during a government shutdown for excepted employees? The author offers some details.

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FMLA: The Marriage Penalty

By on July 10, 2013 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

Congress enacted the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) in 1993 to allow employees the time to balance their career requirements and to attend to their own serious health issues. What impact does the recent Supreme Court ruling on DOMA have on FMLA?

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The Complexities of FMLA

By on February 19, 2013 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

The author says that FMLA is not an anti-discrimination law, it is an entitlement law and a very complex one. He walks through some hypothetical scenarios to help explain some of these complexities.

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Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

By on November 28, 2012 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

The author says that while the Family Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act are separate laws, they complement each other under certain conditions. He advises managers to be aware of the nuances of each law to properly determine when to apply each law in personnel situations.

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Family Medical Leave (FMLA) Title I vs. Title II

By on September 26, 2011 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was enacted into law in 1993 to allow up to 12 weeks of time off for employees to care for themselves or immediate family members who had a serious medical condition. FMLA is not an antidiscrimination law, it is an entitlement law and a very complex one at that.

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Getting a Handle on Leave: 15 Things Every Federal Manager Can Do

By on June 12, 2008 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

Over 75% of disciplinary and adverse action cases in the Federal service involve attendance related issues. If a supervisor or manager is going to deal with an employee problem, it is almost always going to have an attendance component. This article discusses what you can do to prepare yourself to resolve these problems.

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Federal Leave Policies: Blessing or Curse? (Part Two)

By on February 13, 2007 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

Supervisors and managers are selected for their understanding and ability of the work not of people nor because they possess supervisory skills. Managing leave in the federal environment would be a challenge for anyone. Here is how “flexibility” can look to a federal manager.

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