Tag: FMLA

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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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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Federal Leave Policies: A Blessing or A Curse?

By on January 30, 2007 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

Recent articles on sick leave generated a substantial response from readers. Some asked what kinds of leave federal employees can use or for more information on when sick leave can be used. Some of the righteous indignation, ethical outrage, and management concern may be heightened or alleviated after reading more about federal employee leave policies.

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