Employee leave abuse has gotten a lot of attention. The most common example is the employee who requests and gets approval for FMLA leave and the employer learns that s/he is really on a trip. That’s not surprising. You’re probably thinking, ” Isn’t that a no-brainer?”. The answer really depends on the specific facts. What happens if an employee requests leave to receive and recover from surgery and s/he spends part of that recovery period on vacation?
If you hire or manage employees, chances are at some point or another at least one of your employees will be hurt on the job–and then you will be dealing with a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. Suppose you find yourself in such a situation and you settle the claim. Your employee receives benefits, and […]
I don’t encounter many employers that don’t have some type of issue with employee leave–especially when an employee may be eligible for more than one type of leave (e.g. FMLA, ADA, workers’ comp). Then there’s the possibility of retaliation claims. You may have thought that only applied to discrimination claims. Guess what? It also applies […]