Even if your company has fewer than 50 employees (the cut-off for federally mandated Family Medical Leave), there are a wide variety of state leave requirements which address everything from the birth of a child to domestic abuse and voting.
It is important you understand your responsibilities related to Leave and FMLA, particularly as leave impacts benefits. In addition, retaliating against an employee for requesting or taking protected leave, or failing to comply with FMLA requirements related to paperwork and timekeeping, could result in liability.
- Catapult’s Leave and FMLA FAQ provides you with the following information:
- Does FMLA apply to your company
- What legal requirements must you adhere to related to return to works?
- What paperwork must you provide to an employee?
- How do we manage intermittent leave?
- How do we handle benefit payments?
- Catapult’s ADA Toolkit (for leave after FMLA ends or when FMLA does not apply)
- Catapult’s Sample FMLA Policy
- Catapult’s Sample Leave Policies by Company Size
- Catapult’s Military Leave of Absence Policy
- Catapult’s Sample FMLA Master Policy
- DOL Forms:
- FMLA Rights & Responsibilities must be posted and must be provided to employee along with a notice of eligibility (unless using standard Notice of Eligibility form).
- WH-381 Eligibility Notice must be sent to an employee within 5 business days of a request for leave, letting the employee know of their eligibility (or ineligibility for FMLA). It includes rights and responsibilities and a request for more information and/or certification.
- WH-382 Designation Form is sent to an employee after an employee’s certification forms have been reviewed to approve/not approve or request additional supporting information related to a request for FMLA leave and must be sent after reviewing certification information.
- Certification Forms are normally sent out with form WH-381. There are different forms depending on the reason for leave. After clicking on link, scroll down to the certification forms heading.
- ADA, FMLA and WC Cheat Sheet use this as a quick reference to determine eligibility, conditions covered, type of leave and benefits as well as light duty restrictions that are covered by each leave.