10 Ways Employers Can Curb Intermittent FMLA Leave Abuse
In the article, “10 Ways Employers Can Curb Intermittent FMLA Leave Abuse,” Attorney Melissa Dials offers up a number of tools that employers can utilize to curb Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave abuse within the workplace:
- Certify and recertify.
- Ask for a second opinion.
- Establish and enforce call-in procedures for all absences.
- Require use of paid leave.
- Count all absences related to the condition.
- Require employees to schedule medical appointments around work schedule.
- Consider temporarily transferring employees who take foreseeable intermittent leave.
- Establish a policy prohibiting employees from working a second job while on leave.
- Follow up on suspicious circumstances.
- Train front-line supervisors.
To read the full article, please visit the Ohio State Bar Association.
This article was also featured in the October 2016 issue of Attorney at Law Magazine.