Eligibility for FMLA is an important consideration for the employees of a covered employer. An employee’s need to use FMLA typically occurs at a difficult time, whether due to the employee’s own condition, or that of a loved one. However, when an employee requests FMLA leave, a covered employer is required to provide an eligibility response within 5 business days. And failure to do so is a serious breach of FMLA regulations. A rapid employer response to an employee’s request of eligibility for FMLA is a good first step toward overall employer compliance.
Eligibility for FMLA typically indicates a good employee, due to the fact that the employee has worked for the company for at least a year, has worked at least 1,250 hours within that timeframe, and has not used more leave than is available. Qualified employee’s are a serious benefit to any covered employer and if they are properly handled, during a difficult time, the result is typically a more loyal, responsible, and hard working employee than one who is not handled in a proper fashion. So employers should have a greater appreciation for employees with eligibility for FMLA.
Eligibility for FMLA is immediately available for any employee to leave administrators utilizing Qcera’s web-based LeaveSource™ leave administration software. It was created in 2000 for the exclusive purpose of providing covered employers with a tool that ensures administrative efficiency, employee satisfaction, and compliance with all state legislative policies, all federal FMLA policies, as well as any company-generated policy applications. More than a hundred Qcera clients administer more than a million employees with this time and money saving system. Empower your leave staff to provide an instant response to any employee asking about eligibility for FMLA.
Eligibility for FMLA is only the first step in a compliance scenario that is rapidly becoming a more and more difficult process to handle due to the layers of state legislation designed to make federal FMLA benefits available to a larger coverage group. LeaveSource™ Express is designed to assist smaller employers to be compliant quickly and easily. Larger companies or those needing additional modules to handle ADA job accommodation or disability case management with guidelines, as an example, will find LeaveSource™ Enterprise to be the perfect solution. Choose to “Request A Demo” or select the appropriate product tab for additional information. But make use of LeaveSource™ software to handle FMLA administration efficiently and enjoy the employer benefits of hard working employees with eligibility for FMLA.