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.Read More
This legislation would bring us up to par with the rest of the civilized world without imposing a significant monetary penalty on employers.Read More
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.Read More
There is one key difference between women and men when they welcome a new-born child. Women give birth; men don’t.
Leave laws create many gray areas in every jurisdiction. However, New York City’s leave law creates more gray areas than most.Read More
Here's my list. How about you? What would you add to the list? Leave your thoughts in the comments below, or tweet it with the hashtag #yesitslegal.Read More
I am a new HR coordinator and have been asked to develop a system for employees accruing vacation/sick/personal time. I would appreciate any ideas. We are a very small company of eight employees. Our small company has never had a system for accrual of employee vacation/sick/personal time. Where do we begin?
— No Starting Point, HR coordinator, health care, Illinois
The U.S. Labor Department recently updated its Family and Medical Leave Act policies following the U.S. Supreme Court's DOMA ruling.Read More
If you believe that an employee is abusing FMLA leave, build your case. Uncover enough facts to support your belief that that employee is committing fraud.
If you have active matters with any federal agencies, expect for them to be on hold. Please remember that while the EEOC and other agencies might be temporarily out of business, the laws that they enforce are not.