Intermittent FMLA Leave and How to Approach It Properly

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Hey there, employers! Dealing with intermittent FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act) can feel like navigating a maze, right? But fear not, because we’ve got your back! This type of leave lets eligible employees take time off in small sections of time for serious health stuff or to care for family members in need. So, let’s dive into the world of intermittent FMLA and figure out how to make it work for everyone.

Intermittent FMLA Leave Basics

Picture this: your employee, let’s call her Sarah, needs to take time off here and there because of a medical condition or to look after a sick family member. That is where intermittent FMLA comes in handy. It’s like having a flexible leave card that Sarah can use whenever she needs it, whether it’s for a few hours or a few days at a time.

Now let’s review the rules. First off, make sure Sarah meets the eligibility criteria for FMLA leave – you know, things like having worked with you for at least a year and working enough hours. Next, ask Sarah to provide paperwork from her doc explaining why she needs the time off. It’s all about keeping things legit and above board.

Communication is key, folks! Keep Sarah in the loop about how to report her leave, what documents she needs to hand in, and if there are any changes to her schedule. And remember, treat everyone the same when it comes to FMLA – no playing favorites!

Got your tracking hat on? Good! Make sure you are keeping tabs on how much leave Sarah is using. It’s like keeping statistics in a game – you need to know who’s using up their leave.

Oh, and do not forget to think about accommodations. Maybe Sarah can still get her work done from home or switch up her hours a bit. It’s all about finding what works best for everyone.

What happens when intermittent FMLA Leave becomes too complex?

Employers often find that handing FMLA leave in-house is complicated enough, and tracking intermittent FMLA leave adds to the maze of responsibilities. Maybe your HR department doesn’t have the resources to spend tracking intermittent leave, or your staff is large enough that it is out of the question to manage that many employees and their leave.

BASIC not only offers robust FMLA administration options, we specialize in tracking intermittent leave!

BASIC FMLA Administration can help employers of all sizes, with five levels of service to fit the specific needs of any organization when FMLA administration becomes too complex. We will ensure that your organization remains compliant with regulations so you can stay stress free! Don’t wait to see how BASIC FMLA Administration could take the tracking and compliance burden off your organization. Request a proposal today!