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3 Mistakes To Avoid When Handling Intermittent FMLA Leave

Law360, New York (March 8, 2017, 9:07 PM EST) -- While most employers have fine-tuned their practices for administering leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act, experts say the statute's allowance for intermittent leave — shorter, less predictable absences — still often leaves employers flustered and open to legal woes.

Passed in 1993, the FMLA allows qualified employees to take 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year for medical reasons or to care for sick family members. Once an employee's leave period ends, that person must be returned to the same job the worker held before, or to a virtually identical position. The law also requires employers to maintain...

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