Guardian Life Insurance Company of America is offering help to small and medium-sized employers in complying with laws governing leaves of absence.
Guardian, New York, says its new program can help business owners and benefit managers comply with the Family and Medical Leave Act and other legal requirements, such as state-required jury duty and military leave. Companies can also include employer-authorized leaves in the program, such as bereavements, vacation, paid time off days and medical leaves.
The FMLA requires employers to give employees time off from work due to personal illness or to care for their children or ailing family members.
Guardian says its program permits employees to submit leave requests online or by telephone and have their request processed within 1 day. Employers and employees review can also review leave requests online.