The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) provides for overlapping, as well as separate leaves of absences. The administration of these leaves can be confusing and time-consuming. Employees are becoming more sophisticated in abusing the system and many companies feel it is a problem they are helpless to stop.
To minimize disruption in the workplace, employers must be proactive in preventing abuse. Don’t be afraid to hold employees accountable for their actions. FMLA/CFRA rules and regulations provide employers with guidelines to help prevent abuse. These tactics will help in avoiding employee abuse:
 29 CFR §825.305(b).
 29 CFR §825.200
 29 CFR §825.207(b)
 29 CFR 825.302(a).
 29 CFR 825.302(e).
 29 CFR 825.308(a).
 29 CFR 825.308(c)(1), (2), and (3).