FMLA Checkup

Employers Resource Association has developed an FMLA Checkup Program as a service available to our members. You will find that this service is of benefit to your organization in several ways:

  • As a comprehensive overview of the relevant regulations imbedded in the FMLA
  • As a "user-friendly" barometer to measure your company's degree of compliance with the myriad of regulations governing FMLA compliance
  • As an early warning device for potential trouble spots within your FMLA processes in terms of  compliance; and
  • Where additional information or changes are needed in FMLA policies or practices so as to avoid potential legal and FMLA abuse problems.

A complete report of the findings of the checkup will be prepared along with a suggested action plan designed to enhance the FMLA process while bringing it into compliance in areas which are lacking.

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The checkup process involves using a checklist format where "yes" responses are sought. When a question receives a "no" response, a concern is raised and the subject area is reviewed in greater depth to determine the root cause of the negative response to the question. The cause is identified, and a recommendation is made to ensure a "yes" response the next time the question is asked. An outline of the FMLA subject areas that are included in the checkup process includes:

  • FMLA Policy
  • Overall Compliance (FMLA forms, letters/communication)
  • Eligibility and Certification Process
  • Internal Processes and Procedures (i.e. calculating rolling year, tracking FMLA)
  • Record Keeping
  • Review of intermittent FMLA

The best protection against challenges from governmental regulatory authorities or from disgruntled employees is to keep the FMLA process and your organization informed and up-to-date. This FMLA Checkup Program can help you determine where you stand, and what information you might need to pursue to bring your FMLA function to compliance.

For more information about the HR Checkup program, contact Michelle Pinsky. SHRM-SCP (Cincinnati) 513-679-4122 or Dawn Hays, SHRM-SCP, Esq. (Columbus) at 614-538--9410