Maria works with clients’ human resources department to make the transition to our team’s FMLA program seamless. The Absence Management team uses a proprietary software system to manage Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) absences for diverse clients and industries, including airlines, customer service call centers, oil and gas refineries, and insurance and securities firms.
Maria advises clients on integrating federal, state, disability, worker’s compensation and company-specific leave, as well as any other leave included in collective bargaining agreements, to minimize FMLA usage. She ensures company leave policies comply with federal and state laws and regulations. She trains supervisors so they understand FMLA better and works with the human resources department to develop communications materials so employees understand how F&H Solutions Group will manage the FMLA program.
Maria also conducts seminars on overcoming compliance and leave challenges. This includes a seminar for employers in Arizona.
She has eight years of customer service experience. For two of the eight years, she was a human resources assistant responsible for employee onboarding and training.
Maria earned a bachelor of business administration in economics from the University of Georgia. In addition, she is a certified FMLA administrator.