7 Tactical Tips for Curbing Intermittent FMLA Abuse

DMEC Staff@Work

Intermittent LeaveBy Alyssa Coleman

Senior Benefit Analyst, ADT

The longer your career as an absence management professional, the more you hear about potential misuse of intermittent Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave.

Whether it’s an employee with a Friday/Monday pattern posting their whereabouts on social media while out on FMLA or a spike in usage once an employee’s FMLA time bank is regained, you have likely been presented with specific cases by a Human Resources (HR) colleague or the employee’s manager. As an employer, you’re entitled to investigate.

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