Is it difficult to manage your employees' family and medical leave when each state has a different layer of laws? Unum offers comprehensive leave management services to help.
Family and Medical Leave Act
Since the introduction of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) in 1993, millions of Americans have taken time off from work due to a serious health condition or to take care of a sick parent or child. This federal law and additional state leave laws help make it easier for employees to balance the needs of work and home.
But managing employee absence can be a daunting task for employers. A complicating factor is that more than half of employee medical leaves may also qualify as short term disability leaves.
This means that managing medical leaves separately from disability programs can add unnecessary costs and confusion. It can also mean your employees are absent from work longer than necessary.
Companies must consider the issue of liability for non-compliance with FMLA regulations. If there is a violation of the FMLA, not only are companies liable; so are individual managers.
Unum offers expertise in leave management
Our in-house leave management professionals verify employee eligibility and track reported absence.
Our proprietary system ensures accuracy, managing requests uniformly across a company while verifying state and federal laws.
Filing is easy with one toll free number and a single intake system for processing all claims and leaves.
Unum keeps employers and employees informed with daily status reports and tracking.