Managing Leaves of Absence; Ten Lessons Learned from Recent Regulatory and Case Law Developments

September 19, 2011
Employers continue to face considerable challenges managing employee leaves of absence under the FMLA and the ADA. In the past few years, there have been significant statutory and regulatory developments that expand leave eligibility and require employers to modify their existing leave policies and practices. Additionally, the courts have continued to address FMLA and ADA issues with sometimes surprising results. Set out in this article are ten lessons employers should learn from recent regulatory and case law developments.