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FMLA: Common Mistakes to Avoid

​Employers should never take a holiday from dealing with the Family and Medical Leave Act's (FMLA's) requirements. Legal experts say the law is full of traps that can snag employers that let their guard down, and they recommend that employers shore up FMLA compliance efforts by avoiding common missteps such as:

** Having No FMLA Policy
** Counting Light-Duty Work as FMLA Leave
** Silent and/or Untrained Managers
** Missed Notices
** Incomplete Certifications

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Top 11 Employer FMLA Mistakes
SHRM | Mar 2016

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