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Intermittent Leave Challenges

June 26th, 2015

Employees are guaranteed the ability to take leave under certain circumstances. FMLA give them the right to take up the 12 weeks of leave per year should they meet the requirements. That doesn’t mean that this type of leave isn’t abused. The leave is designed to provide time off for major events and or health issues. The birth of a baby or if the employee has a serious health issue that renders them unable to work are examples. HR representatives must be vigilant about obtaining the correct paperwork and gather as much information as possible during these difficult times.

Intermittent FMLA is one more challenge added to the professional plate of human resource managers. If you take your job seriously, you understand the struggle employers have with balancing leave that is guaranteed by federal law with need of the company. Dissatisfaction and confusion surrounding FMLA intermittent leave does not have to lead to headaches when you understand and evaluate the regulations. While employees have a right to take time off as needed, that right does not extend to abusing the law at the employers expense.

Source: http://www.hrresource.com/articles/view.phparticle_id=14674

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