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Retaliation for Job-Protected Absences

June 27, 2008
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Adverse action against an employee for taking job-protected FMLA leave is unlawful. Employers are advised that eligible employees should be afforded FMLA leave, which may include a reduction to an employee’s workload.
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Part-Time Work During Medical Leave

June 13, 2008
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Continued employment with another employer during medical leave may not foreclose employees from taking family leave under state or federal law. Employers are advised that they should defer to medical opinion, and request second opinions or clarification if necessary.
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Abuse of Leave Tops FMLA Concerns

April 14, 2008
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Suspected employee abuse of leave taken under the Family and Medical Leave Act is the No. 1 FMLA-related concern for employers.
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TOOL USERRA Tip Sheet

April 11, 2008
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As service members return from deployment in Iraq, compliance with the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-Employment Rights Act of 1994 will be an issue for employers. Here are the act’s key provisions, and two recent cases of interest.
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TOOL Links to USERRA Information

April 11, 2008
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Here are useful links for employers, including the text of the act, the final regulations detailing employer obligations and the Department of Labor’s USERRA Advisor for employers and employees.
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Study More Firms Say Hiring Will Be Off in 2008

February 28, 2008
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The No. 1 source of all hires is internal transfers and promotions, which mimics last year’s results, according to CareerXroads’ annual Source of Hire Study.
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Proposed FMLA Rules Resolve Key Issues

February 11, 2008
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Newly proposed Labor Department regulations governing the Family and Medical Leave Act will ease many administrative problems that employers have faced in trying to comply with the law, experts say.
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