I enjoyed attending the recent 2021 Tennessee Society for Human Resource Management (TN SHRM) Conference & Expo last month and was thrilled to host a session titled “FMLA Cases Presenting Cutting Edge Legal Issues: Are You Prepared to Defend Your Organization from Challenge to Your FMLA Administration?”

Following my session, I had the opportunity to sit down with Cynthia Thompson, editor and publisher of HR Professionals Magazine to further discuss key issues that employers should know about FMLA challenges.

As almost every employer knows, managing leaves of absence can be a challenge.  But, I find that it is helpful to remember the purpose being served by the leave being considered.  It also is helpful to distinguish the leave for which an employee qualifies and the benefits for which an employee may qualify while our on an authorized leave.

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