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Gearing Up for Active Duty

December 30, 2002
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On the eve of what might be the largest reserve deployment in U.S. history, companies vary widely in how they treat reservists. Some do the bare minimum, or pressure employees to leave the reserves. Others support reservists, and reap loyalty and recruiting benefits.
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Are You Ready for Paid Family Leave

December 23, 2002
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California has passed the nation's first paid family leave law, hailed as family friendly by some and jeered as a "job killer" and a bureaucratic nightmare by others.
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High Court to test FMLA

November 28, 2002
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The Supreme Court will consider important workplace issues including the FMLA, and the definition of "damages."
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No Relaxation for Your Vacation Policies

August 2, 2002
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An attorney talks about use-it-or-lose-it vacation policies, as well as controlling employee vacation usage.
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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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