The risk of non-compliance with federal and state absence regulations is real. According to statistics published by the U.S. Department of Labor, there were 966 employee FMLA complaint cases in 2020, and almost half (48%) resulted in violations.
Employers found in violation were fined $1,168,898 in back wages.
FMLA Manager helps you easily track Federal, State and Company-specific leave with FMLA Manager and stay compliant! Based on webcast poll results from HR professionals, the top pain point concerning FMLA administration is tracking leave. Though some states have implemented paid leave provisions of their own, many employers still find it difficult to manage state leave if they are unaware of them or unsure about how they integrate with federal requirements. It is easy to see how employers, overwhelmed by the large amount of rules, regulations, and policies, may end up granting unqualified or unnecessarily long leaves to avoid facing penalties and litigation.