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Family and Medical Leave Act

Legal Briefing: One Doctor's Note Will Do

May 8, 2014
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Employers cannot request recertification of approved FMLA leave of absence each time the employee requests such an absence.
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FAMILY Act: A Baby Boon?

May 6, 2014
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More companies are offering paid parental leave for their employees, and a bill in Congress could extend that benefit to all workers in the United States.


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Legal Briefing: FMLA for a Vacay Might Be OK

April 9, 2014
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An employee may be eligible for FMLA leave to care for a family member with a serious health condition even when not obtaining medical treatment.
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Avoiding the ‘Bermuda Triangle’ of Employment Law

February 4, 2014
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The so-called “Bermuda Triangle” of employment law is: workers’ compensation, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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Eliminating Mad Men Workplace Policies #SOTU

January 30, 2014
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Having flextime policies will keep quality workers engaged and employed, which is a win-win for everyone.
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When is 1,250 not 1,250? Hours Worked Versus Hours Paid for FMLA Eligibility

January 23, 2014
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Whatever time tracking and payroll system you use, it must have the ability to differentiate between time paid and time worked. It could likely save you from an FMLA claim if an employee is on the 1,250-hour bubble.
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Separation of Protected Activity and Discipline can Shield Employers From Retaliation Claims

January 16, 2014
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You can help insulate your company from retaliation claims by training your employees to treat FMLA requests (and other instances of protected activity) as need-to-know.
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FAMILY Act Would Provide Paid Leave for Employees

December 18, 2013
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This legislation would bring us up to par with the rest of the civilized world without imposing a significant monetary penalty on employers.
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When an Extended Leave of Absence is NOT a Reasonable Accommodation

December 5, 2013
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If you are planning on denying an unpaid leave as a reasonable accommodation, understand that these terminations are risky and will draw scrutiny from the EEOC.
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Is the Denial of Paid Paternity Leave Discriminatory?

November 6, 2013
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There is one key difference between women and men when they welcome a new-born child. Women give birth; men don’t.


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