Moonlighting While on FMLA

Q: We have an employee who went out on what appeared to be legitimate FMLA leave for her own serious health condition. However, another employee...

Can You Force an Employee to Use FMLA?

When the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was passed back in 1993, its purpose was to provide employees job protection when they needed time...

Can an Employer Force an Employee to Use FMLA?

The Family and Medical Leave Act is designed to protect an eligible employee’s job while the employee takes leave for his or her own serious...

DOL Revives Opinion Letters

In a move that is widely seen as good news for employers, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced June 27 that it would reinstate its...

Need to Know

During a staff meeting, a manager told eight of Scott Holtrey’s coworkers and subordinates about Holtrey’s genito-urinary system condition, which qualified him for Family and...

Company Holidays and FMLA

During the last couple months, a season with multiple company holidays, we received several calls from members asking how to count Family and Medical Leave...

FMLA and In Loco Parentis

Q: An employee has asked for time off under FMLA to take care of his grandmother. I know FMLA time off ordinarily applies only to...