A recent FMLA Ruling stands on its head how Employers work with FMLA. The ruling says that employees can decline taking FMLA time even if the leave is for an FMLA covered reason.
Since FMLA began, FMLA leave was automatically assigned to any covered time off. This court decision changes that, makes tracking more difficult and adds an administrative burden to HR and supervisory roles. If your company is FMLA eligible, you need to read this carefully.