Employers can use leave-taking under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) as an ?early warning system? to predict and prevent disability absence, according to a study by the Integrated Benefits Institute (IBI), a benefits research and consulting firm. ?In many ways FMLA gets a bad rap because of the spotlight on questionable claims, and employers usually focus on trying to prevent misuse of leaves,? said IBI President Thomas Parry in a media release.
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Use FMLA Leave as an �Early Warning System�