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Intermittent and Reduced Schedule FMLA Leave - Supervisor Briefing

Author: Meryl Gutterman, formerly of Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, P.C.

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) permits eligible employees to take leave intermittently, or on a reduced schedule, for a single qualifying reason. Administering an employee's request for intermittent or reduced schedule leave can be challenging.

This Supervisor Briefing examines the law and best practices concerning how a supervisor should comply with the FMLA's requirements for administering intermittent and reduced schedule leave under the FMLA. It covers the following topics:

  1. The Definition of Intermittent Leave and Reduced Schedule Leave
  2. Eligibility for Intermittent or Reduced Schedule Leave
  3. Granting Intermittent or Reduced Schedule Leave
  4. Employer and Employee Notice Requirements
  5. Medical Certification Requirements
  6. Scheduling, Tracking and Calculating Intermittent or Reduced Schedule Leave
  7. Reinstatement Following Intermittent or Reduced Schedule Leave
  8. Managing Intermittent and Reduced Schedule Leave
  9. Test Yourself