late FMLA paperwork
I must be having a "moment" today, or maybe it's just because this hasn't happened to me before but...an employee was absent for a reason that would qualify for FMLA. I gave them the paperwork to complete and return within 15 days. The employee did not return the paperwork within 15 days but gave it to me after the 15 day period. Does the original absence (several weeks ago) count as FMLA? Or does it not since the paperwork was not turned in on time? (It doesn't really matter for computing FMLA time because we never terminate after FMLA but it does matter because we have a point system and if this day would count as FMLA the employee would not incur any attendance points.) Thanks.