According to FMLASource, employee requests for Family and Medical Leave Act leave rose over 10% in 2010. The top reasons for FMLA absences:
1. personal illness/injury,
- 2. caring for a child, and
- 3. caring for an elderly relative
With a rise in claims coupled with recent amendments to the FMLA, now is a good time to make sure that your business has a strong, written FMLA policy and is otherwise prepared to address employee requests for FMLA leave in 2011.