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Employers Legal Obligations to Employees in the Military

October 5, 2007
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Hiring citizen soldiers has great benefits, but there are also strict laws governing their treatment that every employer needs to know.
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Labor Department Report Illuminates FMLA Challenges

July 12, 2007
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While the report says FMLA works well for leaves related to childbirth, adoption and acute illnesses in families, employers have serious difficulties managing intermittent leave and definitions of what constitutes a serious health condition.
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Florida Allows Leave in Domestic Violence Cases

July 10, 2007
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Before receiving the leave, the employee must first exhaust all annual or vacation, personal and sick leave unless the employer waives the requirement, the law says.
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Time-Off Request Too Vague for ADA Claim

June 29, 2007
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To avoid disputes about the nature of requested accommodations, it is suggested that, when requests for time off or job reassignments are made, employers require employees to specify, in writing, the nature of the request.
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States Aim to Extend Reach of Family Leave

May 21, 2007
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Washington state has enacted a paid leave law, and similar measures are under consideration in Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon and Texas.
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Paid Sick Leave Bill’s Impact Depends on Legislative Details

March 22, 2007
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HR practitioners are concerned about how the measure would affect paid-time-off provisions. They also balk at the bill’s definition of a full-time employee as one who works 30 or more hours a week, which many companies consider part time.
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FMLA Review Goes From Hurry-Up to Wait Mode

February 22, 2007
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The Labor Department is sifting through 15,500 responses to its request for information. One official says it’s too early to tell how the agency will proceed.
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Return-to-Work Policy Challenged

February 9, 2007
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Employers are advised that, when considering the return to work of employees on medical leaves of absence, reasonable accommodation may be required in the event the returning employee is unable to perform all of the job duties of their former position.
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Senator Seeks Expansion of FMLA

February 2, 2007
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Although companies don’t advocate wiping FMLA off the books, many executives want to see some of its regulations modified. They say abuse of the system raises costs.
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