4 Tips For Employers To Handle Periodic FMLA Leave

Law360, New York (February 25, 2016, 4:50 PM EST) -- Intermittent leave is an often confusing protection under the Family and Medical Leave Act, and attorneys say employers need to tread carefully when responding to a request for those shorter, less-predictable periods of absence.

Compared with the more typical, multiweek block of leave used to address things like recovery from a particular surgery, intermittent FMLA leave entails an employee taking shorter periods of time off to address a chronic issue or to care for a sick family member. 

And because these periods of leave are not always expected, employers have to be particularly mindful of legal landmines, according to BakerHostetler’s Amy...

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