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Mistake-Proofing Your Company's Pregnancy Leave Policy

June 20, 2002
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The consequences of mistakes related to the Pregnancy Discrimination Act could include payments for lost wages, emotional stress, and potential punitive damages.
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Designating FMLA-Qualified Leave

February 21, 2001
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What you need to know about alerting employees that an absence is related to the FMLA.
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Employee Eligibility and the FMLA

February 21, 2001
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Review recent court decisions that have shed light on when an employee is and isn't FMLA-eligible.
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What You Should Know About Medical Leave

January 11, 2001
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If employers and HR departments don't understand the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and related Department of Labor regulations, unanticipated legal risk can ensue. Here's a primer on the provisions of the FMLA that you should understand when making medical leave decisions or determining when requests for leave are appropriate.
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What Youre Allowed to Do Under the FMLA

January 11, 2001
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Instituting these precautions helps to effectively verify and respond promptly to requests, and should help to prevent FMLA violation claims.
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Has Drug Testing Become Irrelevant

December 17, 2000
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The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld an arbitrator's decision to reinstate an employee who twice tested positive for illegal drugs.
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Overtime Confusion Reigns in the Digital Age

July 28, 2000
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Many employers and employees agree that it's time to update the Fair Labor Standards Act. In the meantime, here are some pointers.
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Performance Reviews Bridging the Gap Between Criticism and Constructive Feedback

July 10, 2000
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Employers and employees often have conflicting opinions about the purpose of performance reviews, which can mean that performance reviews present asignificant legal and administrative challenge to supervisors and HRdepartments.
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Form Used to Indicate a Serious Health Condition

May 29, 2000
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The Labor Department has suggested using this form in compliance with the FMLA. Also included is an attachment defining a serious health condition.
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