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Domestic Partners and FMLA Leave

September 15, 2010
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On June 22, the Department of Labor issued Administrator's Interpretation No. 2010-3, clarifying whether parents who have no biological or legal relationship with a child may still be eligible to take leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act to care for him or her.
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Department of Labor to Conduct FMLA Study

July 21, 2010
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The most recent survey, released in 2007, estimated that 8 to 17.1 percent of employees took FMLA leave in 2005.
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'Kin Care' Law and Uncapped Sick Leave

April 9, 2010
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Employers are advised to review applicable state law that may afford employees the opportunity to use sick leave and other benefits to care for family members.
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New York Sick-Days Bill Set to Be Reintroduced

March 25, 2010
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The bill will require small businesses to give workers five sick days and larger ones to provide nine. Fines would be levied at a rate of $1,000 per violation.
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Health Condition Required ADA Accommodation

December 30, 2009
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Employers should consider engaging in the ADA interactive process for a range of employee illnesses and conditions, even for illnesses that appear to be in remission. Subsequent amendments to the ADA, which became effective January 1, 2009, provide that employees with medical conditions in remission may be covered by the act.
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Some of the Legal Pitfalls of Furloughs for Employers

November 19, 2009
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Employers need to be careful to avoid legal issues when conducting employee furloughs.
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Tread CarefullyFurloughs Useful for Cost Saving but Are Not Without Risks

November 19, 2009
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The complex legal landscape of employee furloughs has driven new work to law firms helping companies avoid violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act and other laws.
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Legal Questions and Answers on the Swine Flu Pandemic

November 19, 2009
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In reviewing their HR policies, employers must consider how federal and state laws affect pandemic preparedness. These laws include the National Labor Relations Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and 1991, and state workers’ compensation laws. Here are some frequently asked questions on general and legal aspects of the pandemic.
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Dodd, DeLauro to Offer Emergency H1N1 Sick Days Bill

November 10, 2009
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Dr. Anne Schuchat, an official at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, testified that the CDC advises people to stay home from work for three to five days if they come down with swine flu. The organization encourages employers to institute flexible leave policies ‘so it’s easy for your employees to do the right thing.’
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