According to the 2014 DMEC Employer Leave Management Survey, 37% of employers find it difficult to control employee’s abuse of the FMLA. The FMLA entitles eligible employees to 12 weeks of unpaid job-protected leave in a 12-month period, for specific family and medical reasons.
The following infographic identifies four key initiatives employers can undertake to combat FMLA abuse. Absent employees result in direct and indirect costs to employers. Fortunately, these few steps can help ensure your employees’ FMLA requests are for genuine FMLA-qualifying reasons.