We have seen a continuing pattern of increased employee leave of absences (LOAs) across our client base. With this occurrence on the rise, now is a good time to ask yourself, as a company administrator, some important questions…
- Does my company’s headcount fall above the threshold of FMLA requirements?
- Do we have a standard procedure in place for tracking and administering leaves?
- Are we, as a company, up to date with the latest state and federal leave requirements?
What should you do if you find that your company may need some adjustments? A good first step is to check out this article by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM): FMLA Administration: 5 Basic Steps. You can also read more about FMLA and other leave requirements on the Department of Labor’s website. See the below Links & Resources section for direct links to additional Leave of Absence information.
Did you know?
IBS’ WebHR Product offers two different options for LOA tracking. The first is a reportable, basic tracking tool used to document information such as: leave types, dates, approval status, etc. The other is the Marketplace add-on, “Leave Manager“, which tracks eligibility, entitlement, hours remaining balances, and even adds leave entries onto employee timesheets. For more information, or to request service, please submit a ticket to our customer support case system by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Links & Resources
► SHRM Article: FMLA Administration: 5 Basic Steps ► Department of Labor: Employer Guide
► SHRM: FMLA Resource Page ► Department of Labor: FMLA FAQs
► California Employers – CA Department of Fair Employment & Housing: Leave Requirements
Disclaimer: These materials are provided for informational purposes only and are not intended as legal or tax advice. Readers of the IBS Blog should contact their legal or tax professionals to discuss how these matters relate to their individual circumstances.