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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Can I Minimize FMLA Costs

January 22, 2003
As I see it, the only way to minimize the cost of FMLA is to 1) maintain the right number of trained employees to minimize the impact of a critical employee taking unplanned FMLA; 2) manage FMLA by the book so that only employees who qualify for it can get it; and 3) know your critical employees and pre-plan your company response to an unplanned loss under different scenarios. Have I missed other ways of minimizing the cost of FMLA?
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Gearing Up for Active Duty

December 30, 2002
On the eve of what might be the largest reserve deployment in U.S. history, companies vary widely in how they treat reservists. Some do the bare minimum, or pressure employees to leave the reserves. Others support reservists, and reap loyalty and recruiting benefits.
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What You Should Know About Medical Leave

January 11, 2001
If employers and HR departments don't understand the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and related Department of Labor regulations, unanticipated legal risk can ensue. Here's a primer on the provisions of the FMLA that you should understand when making medical leave decisions or determining when requests for leave are appropriate.
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