What is FMLA?
FMLA is the Family and Medical Leave Act, which provides an entitlement of up to 12 weeks of job-protected, unpaid leave during any 12-month period to eligible, covered employees for the following reasons: 1) birth and care of the eligible employee’s child, or placement for adoption or foster care of a child with the employee; 2) care of an immediate family member (spouse, child, parent) who has a serious health condition; or 3) care of the employee’s own serious health condition. It also requires that employee’s group health benefits be maintained during the leave.
Repeated use of FMLA benefits can cause employers to take a closer look at an employee’s FMLA leave. KTMI’s private investigators are retained by employers who want to see what employees do while off on FMLA leave. Past cases have revealed employees whose actions did not reflect any of the legitimate reasons for using FMLA leave–employees who were simply taking advantage of their employers and taking time off from work. If you are suspicious of an FMLA leave request, KTMI’s private investigators can show you what your employee is doing while on FMLA leave. Call us to discuss your case. 270-559-3868.