How HR needs to think about FMLA in a post-COVID reality

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Because the Family and Medical Leave Act and other policies were never written with the COVID-19 pandemic in mind, experts are urging employers to use caution when considering their own leave programs.

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“COVID has raised a host of FMLA issues for employers and employees alike, and the pandemic has thrown us a curveball with FMLA situations,” Jeff Nowak, an attorney with Littler Mendelson, said Thursday during a live webinar hosted by HRE.

From caregiving for sick parents or children to concerns about underlying healthcare issues, there are a host of employee situations that could require FMLA leave and prompt liability concerns for

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