This January we're covering hot HR topics for 2020. One area is accommodation laws, including the Family and Medical Leave Act. Question: Does an employee have to use FMLA at the same time as workers’ comp time?
I don’t know about you, but sometimes I want to reach out and call someone! This is especially true if the person on the other end of the line can help me solve something confounding like knowing where federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) ends and California Family Right Act (CFRA) begins. That’s where […]
I have an employee who is out sick and will need surgery. I need to know if we're supposed to ask him if he wants FMLA or if he needs to request FMLA himself? Also, if he says he wants it, what forms and guidelines do I need to follow?
Mental health issues are skyrocketing. According to the National Institute of Mental Illness 1 out of every 5 Americans lives with some kind of mental illness. Do you know how to spot any mental-health related issues at work or how to address them? KPA’s recent webinar, “Navigating Mental Illness, Disability & Health in the Workplace” […]
Q: We have an employee who will be on FMLA maternity leave during upcoming paid holidays. Do we need to pay this employee for those holidays? A: Whether this employee is entitled to additional benefits (i.e., holiday pay) besides health insurance during her Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave is based on your organization’s established […]
Q: We had an employee who went on FMLA which recently ended. We kept him employed, but on additional leave, for another month. At that time, he informed us that his doctor told him he could not come back to work because of his condition. We terminated his employment. A month later, he came to work […]
Q: We have an employee on his third year of FMLA and he takes intermittent leave for treatments and doctors appointments. We are having to pay his department staff overtime to compensate for his hours not worked. How can we address this, if at all? A: The Transfer Option – Companies can temporarily transfer an employee on […]