CHICAGO--While the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) continues to increase in complexity, some sectors – call centers, hotels, government entities, manufacturers and health care organizations – continue to surpass others in terms of absenteeism rates, according to a new report by ComPsych® Corporation. ComPsych is the world’s largest provider of employee assistance programs and is the pioneer and worldwide leader of fully integrated EAP, behavioral health, wellness, work-life, HR, FMLA and absence management services under its GuidanceResources® brand.
Key findings of the report:
- Health care organizations have the largest percentage of employees on FMLA leave in a year (39 percent of employee population).
- Hotel/hospitality employees have the highest percentage of intermittent FMLA leave (56 percent of FMLA cases).
- Manufacturers have the longest duration of continuous FMLA leave (average of 31.4 days).
- Hotel/hospitality employees have the lengthiest FMLA absences overall, averaging 30.3 days per employee, which is 2.3 times more than professional services employees, who average 13.1 days off.
To see the full ComPsych report, including the impact of its FMLASource® program on absenteeism rates, go here.
FMLASource®, a ComPsych Corporation program, offers an alternative to internally administering FMLA that helps organizations stay compliant with the act while reducing absences and costs. A service that reviews, approves and tracks leaves with the oversight of on-staff attorneys and FMLA experts, FMLASource also can be expanded to include ADA administration, using an expert-guided process to help employers make sound decisions on ADA leave.
ComPsych® Corporation is the world’s largest provider of employee assistance programs (EAP) and is the pioneer and worldwide leader of fully integrated EAP, behavioral health, wellness, work-life, HR, FMLA and absence management services under its GuidanceResources® brand. ComPsych provides services to more than 31,000 organizations covering more than 82 million individuals throughout the U.S. and over 130 countries. By creating “Build-to-Suit” programs, ComPsych helps employers attract and retain employees, increase employee productivity and improve overall health and well-being. For more information, visit www.compsych.com.