Family and Medical Leave, Doctor's Notes, and Employee Preferences

It has been a long time since we talked about the Family and Medical Leave Act, but a couple of interesting and noteworthy decisions came out this week from Way Out West. Our first case, from a federal district court in Oregon, answered the following question: Can an employer require a doctor's...

The Ninth Circuit Said What About Designating FMLA Leave?

Ok, I will admit it. I have read the FMLA regulations from front to back…several times. An even bigger admission – I actually enjoy reading the regulations. While managing FMLA leave is not exactly a walk in the park, the regulations are actually quite refreshing. They make sense. They...