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Dispatcher Has No ADA or FMLA Claim

June 2, 2009
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Employers should rely on opinions and recommendations of health care providers in considering possible accommodations, as well as in determining if an employee has the ability to perform essential job functions.
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Leave For Military Family MembersWhat Employers Need to Know

May 27, 2009
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The recent National Defense Authorization Act contains a provision that amends the Family and Medical Leave Act to provide new forms of leave for military families. Here's what employers need to know to ensure they're in compliance with this complex set of regulations that went into effect this year.
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Washington State Delays Paid Family Leave Mandate

May 22, 2009
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Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire has signed legislation that delays implementation of a 2007 law giving employees up to five weeks of paid leave after the birth or adoption of a child.
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Dismissal for Not Calling In Doesn’t Violate FMLA

April 2, 2009
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Employers should be cautious when considering applying leave-of-absence procedures and policies to employees approved for FMLA leave.
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Military Veteran Wins Damages, Reinstatement in USERRA Case

March 26, 2009
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A federal judge has awarded about $779,000 in back pay, damages and attorney fees to a financial advisor who was not restored to his previous pay at Wachovia Services after returning from active military duty.
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Family and Medical Leave Act Regulations Are Now in Effect

February 5, 2009
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All human resources professionals and managers who are involved in administering FMLA leaves will need to be informed and trained about these new regulations, since they deal with a wide range of issues that can arise in the course of administering FMLA leaves. Notably, the new regulations add two new FMLA leave entitlements that employers will want to incorporate into their policies.
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Dusting Off the Employee Handbook

January 28, 2009
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Employment laws constantly change. Your company manual should too.
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Wachovia Acquisition May Put Leave Plan in Peril

January 23, 2009
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The bank, which was purchased by Wells Fargo for $14.8 billion, launched its innovative leave program in January 2008 to give employees the chance to take up to three years off to care for a sick family member or for other personal reasons.
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Millions on Washington Mall Represent Thousands of Days Off

January 20, 2009
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Some worked extra hours before Christmas; others gave notice the day after the election that they wanted to be present for President Barack Obama’s inauguration.
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