With the holidays in full swing, we thought this would be the perfect time to share if an employer can restrict what an employee does while on leave.
Have you ever thought about this as an employer or employee? Let's jump right in!
Employers with established policies regarding outside employment while on paid or unpaid leave may uniformly apply those policies to employees on FMLA leave. Otherwise, the employer may not restrict your activities. The protections of FMLA will not, however, cover situations where the reason for leave no longer exists, where the employee has not provided required notices or certifications, or where the employee has misrepresented the reason for leave.
For more information as an employee, be sure to visit your company's HR department. Employers, be sure you have a clear policy regarding leave in your manual. If you need help creating or revamping your manual, be sure to reach out to us! We have helped many businesses create policy and procedures and many other business forms and manuals.