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What Employers Must Do When Duty Calls

June 5, 2002
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As the war in Afghanistan escalates, many employers are again faced with the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA).
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Designating FMLA-Qualified Leave

February 21, 2001
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What you need to know about alerting employees that an absence is related to the FMLA.
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Employee Eligibility and the FMLA

February 21, 2001
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Review recent court decisions that have shed light on when an employee is and isn't FMLA-eligible.
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What You Should Know About Medical Leave

January 11, 2001
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If employers and HR departments don't understand the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and related Department of Labor regulations, unanticipated legal risk can ensue. Here's a primer on the provisions of the FMLA that you should understand when making medical leave decisions or determining when requests for leave are appropriate.
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What Youre Allowed to Do Under the FMLA

January 11, 2001
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Instituting these precautions helps to effectively verify and respond promptly to requests, and should help to prevent FMLA violation claims.
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Sample Policy on Sabbaticals

October 29, 2000
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Developed to allow employees the chance to learn and grow away from regular duties, a similar policy may work for you.
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Form Used to Indicate a Serious Health Condition

May 29, 2000
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The Labor Department has suggested using this form in compliance with the FMLA. Also included is an attachment defining a serious health condition.
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Courts Disagree on Using Paid Leave for Unpaid FMLA

January 22, 2000
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The author recommends you provide notice to employees whenever paid leave will be or is being substituted for unpaid FMLA.
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