Friday, December 13, 2019
Employee Training You Should Be Doing
Addressing the Employee's Responsibilities Under FMLA & ADA

For example, human resources directors, leave administrators and frontline supervisors often complain that when an employee is away from work, the employee is often non- communicative about their status and intent to return to work. The perception is that the employee is intentionally being evasive and making it hard to plan for the employee’s absence or return. This point of contention might be avoided if employees are educated on their responsibilities under the FMLA and ADA, as well as their rights. Therefore, we took the opportunity to cover topics such as this in the training. I made sure to tell employees that employer is not being nosey when it asks follow-up questions about the reason for leave. The employer has to have sufficient information to be able to determine whether the leave is for a qualifying reason under the FMLA or might implicate the interactive process to determine if an accommodation is required under the ADA. 

The information was written by Attorney Daniel L. Herrington of Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP. This is not a substitute for legal advice and should be considered for general guidance only. For more information or if you have further questions, please contact one of our Labor and Employment Practice Group Attorneys.
Dan Herrington Receives CAHRA's Russell Gunter Member of the Year Award
Attorney Daniel L. Herrington has been named the recipient of the 2019 Russell Gunter Member of the Year Award by the Central Arkansas Human Resources Association (CAHRA). The award was presented by Patti Airoldi and Dale Clinton (pictured below) earlier today at the organization’s year-end meeting.  
The purpose of the honor is to recognize a member’s service to CAHRA and to the human resources profession.
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