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'Honest Suspicion' of FMLA Abuse is Justification for Firing: Court

August 9, 2012
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The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago said in its ruling in Daryl Scruggs vs. Carrier Corp., that inconsistent documentation provided by Scruggs was enough to justify his termination.
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Cop Who Shot, Killed Suspect Ineligible for Workers' Comp

July 13, 2012
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Brandon Bentley was treated for anxiety and depression after the shooting, and a psychiatrist and psychologist deemed him unable to work. He filed for workers' comp benefits in March 2010.
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Lactation Discrimination Is not Sex Discrimination: Judge

February 10, 2012
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The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 amends Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to say discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions constitutes unlawful sex discrimination under Title VII, according to the EEOC.
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Amendments to FMLA's Military Leave Provisions Proposed

February 1, 2012
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The Labor Department said the proposal released Jan. 30 implements amendments to the military leave provisions of the FMLA made by the National Defense Authorization Act of 2010.
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Designer Can Sue Firm for Tapping Social Media Accounts While She was Injured

December 19, 2011
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The woman alleges the accounts were accessed while she was recovering from a brain injury she sustained after being hit by a car while running an errand for work.
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Ailing Economy Hurts Return-to-Work Efforts for Injured Employees: Analysis

December 1, 2011
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The Workers Compensation Research Institute studied workers' compensation procedures and outcomes in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, which were deemed to have faster and higher return-to-work rates than other states.
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Half of Working Women Who Gave Birth did not Receive Paid Maternity Leave: Census

November 11, 2011
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Two-thirds of women who were given maternity leave were able to return to work within a year of their first pregnancy, according to the U.S. Census Bureau in Washington.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> We Are at 50 Employees. How Do We Prepare For FMLA?

December 28, 2010
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We are now at 50 employees but have a lot of new hires. When are we required to implement the Family and Medical Leave Act? —Crossing the Threshold
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Successor Liability Under Family and Medical Leave Act

December 5, 2010
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An individual who has worked for an employer for less than 12 months may still be eligible for FMLA protection if that company is considered a successor in interest to the employee's former employer and the employee's combined length of service for both employers is 12 months or more.
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