Why is intermittent FMLA such a challenge for HR? Because even under the most ideal circumstances, this type of leave is difficult to accurately administer.
In fact, more than one-third (35%) of employers said “tracking intermittent FMLA leave” as either “difficult” or “extremely difficult,” according to a recent SHRM study.
Because intermittent leave administration is such a daunting task, employers need to take advantage of every tool they have at their disposal.
To that end, Teresa Burke Wright, a an employment attorney with Jackson Lewis LLP, offers the following checklist of intermittent FMLA best practices:
1. “Dock” pay when