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New eFMLA Features Now Included!

Dear eFMLA Community, We are excited to announce the latest eFMLA System Update! You will now see the following new features included in your eFMLA account: New Comprehensive Employee Reports- Located under ‘Reports & Forms’ in your Account Main Menu Employee Report- This report provides a basic overview of each employee’s FMLA activity and information, …

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Federal Paid Sick Leave Discussions

Check out this recent article on paid Federal paid sick leave, posted by HRMorning.com. A recent study by the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that about 40% of the U.S. workforce, or more than 55 million people, don’t get any paid time off. That could change if a new bill before both houses of Congress is eventually …

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eFMLA New Feature: State FMLA Resources!

Dear eFMLA Community,   We are pleased to announce the latest addition to your eFMLA experience! Tracking FMLA leave is now even more comprehensive with our new State FMLA Resource Pages. These pages includes general overviews of each state’s specific FMLA regulations, as well as links to additional state specific resources and information.   To …

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When FMLA Leave and Facebook Photos Do Not Mix

  Read about the latest employee FMLA mishap when Facebook pictures proved FMLA abuse, as published in HRMorning.com. When it comes to abusing FMLA leave, this employee failed in a particularly funny way — and she only has herself to blame. Here are the details of the case: Carol Lineberry worked as a nurse for a …

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New Bill Could Expand FMLA to Cover Part-Time Employees

Check out the latest news from the Employer Handbook! Under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), employees are eligible for leave if they have worked for their employer at least 12 months, at least 1,250 hours over the past 12 months, and work at a location where the company employs 50 or more employees within …

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Tenth Circuit Upholds Employee Termination 2 Days After FMLA Leave Request

A recent court ruling upheld an employee’s termination two days after requesting FMLA leave. Check out the full article below. The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, in Brown v. ScriptPro, LLC, 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 24364 (Nov. 27, 2012), recently clarified that discharging an employee within two days of a request for medical leave does not …

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New Study: FMLA Leave Causes Need for FMLA Leave

A new study from the Reed Group suggests that employee’s who take FMLA leave to act as caretakers for a loved one are likely to need FMLA leave for themselves soon after. Study: Disability Claims After Intermittent FMLA Indicate That Caregivers Are Finding It Hard to Cope Here’s a heads-up to human resources pros: If …

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Video Guide to Reducing FMLA Abuse

Take a look at this helpful video posted by BLRInc to learn some new strategies for reducing FMLA abuse in your company!  

3 Common FMLA Mistakes Employers Make

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Honest Belief Sways FMLA Court Case

Here’s an instance when Facebook photos provided an employer with the belief that an employee has been abusing FMLA policy. In the court settlement, honest belief was enough to win the case. About a year-and-a-half into Sara Jaszczyszyn’s employment with Advantage Health Physician Network (“Advantage”), she began taking intermittent FMLA leave for back pain that …

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