Examine how efficiently your company’s HR department currently handles FMLA administration. Are they able to keep track of FMLA regulations and stay up to date on changes to FMLA requirements? Are leave requests being over-granted due to a lack of understanding of FMLA regulations and employee eligibility requirements?
In addition, assess your HR department’s current workload to determine whether FMLA administration is making it difficult to delegate or complete other tasks.
Due to the numerous regulations and complexities of the FMLA, administering FMLA leave can be a daunting task for many HR departments. In an effort to make FMLA administration more accurate and efficient, many employers have opted to outsource their leave programs to outside vendors.