Benefits of family medical leave are intended to be applicable to both employees and employers. When he signed it into law in February of 1993, President Bill Clinton said that FMLA was intended to ” balance the demands of the workplace with the needs of families.” Employees, for the most part, would agree that such a balance was accomplished. Because qualified employees regularly utilize and are entitled to up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job protected, leave per 12 months for qualifying conditions. Those conditions include; care for a serious health condition, whether for an employee’s care of self, parent, spouse, or child. Also for pregnancy, care of one’s newborn, or for the adoption or foster care placement of a child, to care for an injured service member in the family, and to address qualifying exigencies arising out of a family member’s deployment. And though they might not believe it, employers can also see benefits of family medical leave.
Employers receive benefits of family medical leave in the form of employee appreciation, loyalty, and good work ethics. Companies that don’t do a good job with the FMLA leave process typically have a higher incident rate of leave abuse, lower company morale, and less company loyalty. So employers that streamline and excel in the FMLA process do not go unnoticed or unappreciated. Combined with the high cost of FMLA lawsuit defense, the increasing number of large dollar judgments being levied against non-compliant employers, and the Department of Labor’s announced increase in audits, inquiries and investigations, it seems apparent that covered employers should strive to do their best in administering FMLA, in order to get the most from the benefits of family medical leave.
Benefits of family medical leave are regularly realized by clients of Qcera, Inc. because they excel at leave administration. Qcera’s web-based LeaveSource™ software provides leave administrators with a daily set of tasks, in the form of a worklist, that keep administrators on task, on time, and in compliance. LeaveSource™ software incorporates the requirements of state, federal and even specific company policies. Qcera clients administer more than a million employees and more than a dozen of those clients are Fortune 500 Companies. But you don’t have to be a big company to appreciate the benefits of FMLA.
Benefits of FMLA are available to any covered employer interested in cost-effective and compliant solutions, in the form of LeaveSource™ software. Express is a turnkey solution created to assist companies with a single leave administrator. Enterprise is the robust, scalable and fully-configurable flagship for companies of any size with multiple administrators or needs for additional modules, such as advice to pay, ADA job accommodation tracking, employee/supervisor self-service, or disability case management with guidelines. Select a product tab below for additional information, or “Request A Demo” for a detailed review of solutions that lead to the benefits of FMLA.