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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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Legal Briefing: Decision on 'Transitory' Disabilities

April 9, 2014
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An employee may have an ADA-covered disability, even if the impairment is transitory or episodic in nature.
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Legal Briefing: Pounds Foolish on Pregnancy Discrimination

March 13, 2014
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A strict 'no-restrictions' policy may provide a basis for pregnancy discrimination, if the employee is not limited from performing her job.
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Legal Briefing: Cancer and Accommodations

March 12, 2014
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Once an employer has knowledge of an employee’s disability, it must engage in an interactive process with the employee to determine if a reasonable accommodation exists.
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Legal Briefing: Poor Business Judgment Not Proof of Age Bias

May 10, 2013
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For six years, Frank Woodward was a director of sales at Emulex Corp. Woodward, who worked remotely in Massachusetts, had an excellent performance record, but because of a series of Emulex decisions, Woodward’s sales significantly declined by 2009. In response, Emulex eliminated the jobs held by Woodward and his two assistants and terminated Woodward.
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Legal Briefing: Collective-Action Claims Defeated by Employer Offer

May 10, 2013
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Laura Symczyk filed a lawsuit against her employer, Genesis HealthCare Corp., alleging that Genesis violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by automatically deducting pay for a 30-minute lunch break even if the employee worked during that time.
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