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When Retaliation Stands the Test of Time

August 15, 2014
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An employer cannot hold a grudge against an employee who engaged in protected activity, with the hope that the passage of time will permit later retaliation.
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Do Not Force Employees to Work During FMLA Leave

August 13, 2014
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FMLA leave is federally guaranteed for a reason. Don’t mess with that reason by requiring work (albeit paid and at home) in lieu of bona fide leave of absence.
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More on the Anticipatory Pregnancy Discrimination Case From Yesterday

August 7, 2014
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Why the case is an exception, not a rule; why the FMLA didn't protect the employee; and how Jon Hyman can sleep at night.
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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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