The Supreme Court’s 2013 ruling in United States v. Windsor created a lot of uncertainty in the area of federal employment benefits. Because the federal government’s definition of marriage as being between one man and one woman was held to...
Buzzfeed recently published this note, which an employee provided asking his boss for a day off from work. Not only did the employer refuse the time off, but, as you can see above, the employer edited the note, remarked on all of the typos, errors, and...
turned 20 last week and there has been a flurry of articles and posts
discussing how the FMLA has changed the workplace, whether it imposes too high
of a burden on employers, and predicting how it will likely continue to evolve.
I know you are busy, but I am hoping you can take a few minutes
out of your sequester stuff to help with the Family and Medical Leave Act, as
amended by the National Defense Authorization Act of 2008, as amended again by
Sometimes the most mundane tasks can make or break your case. Here's something I never thought I'd say: Big decision from the Third Circuit about how to mail FMLA notices! Read the opinion in Lupyan v. Corinthian Colleges, Inc. (for my Pennsylvania...
by Lisa Harris and Dorna Moini
The California Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC) has issued amended regulations clarifying the California Family Rights Act (CFRA). The amendments will go into effect on July 1, 2015, and are intended to clarify...
So, check this out.
I read this case yesterday about an employee who provided her company with a November 12 doctor's note, requesting that her hours be reduced due to her high-risk pregnancy. The employee would have become eligible for coverage...
In Thompson v. North Am. Stainless , the Supreme Court held that Title VII prohibits associational retaliation; an employer cannot retaliate against an employee by taking an adverse action against that employee's close family member. The FMLA permits...
Just because an employee makes a request for FMLA leave does not excuse an employee from complying with an employer's attendance policies. According to section 825.302(d) the FMLA's regulations :
An employer may require an employee to comply...
In my years of practicing employment law, I've drafted several employee handbooks and Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) policies for employers. The policies I draft are thorough. But just the other week, it occurred to me that I should probably...
Really. It's a bad idea.
Like my youngest son using chopsticks and a fork at the same time to eat pho .
Ok, not that bad. But, definitely blogworthy.
I read this case over the weekend about an employee who, while on maternity leave under...
In that handbook of yours should be a page -- maybe a few lines -- on an employee's responsibility to notify you if they are going to miss work. Who to call, when to call, that kind of stuff.
A recent case from the Sixth Circuit ( this one ) [...
In Coleman v. Maryland Court
of Appeals [ an enhanced version of this opinion is available to lexis.com subscribers ],
the Fourth Circuit joined five other appellate courts in holding that the
self-care provision of the Family and Medical Leave Act...
I have previously discussed how the ADA may require that
employers provide unpaid leaves of absence to disabled employees of more than
Has the ADA swallowed the FMLA for employee medical
ADA may require leaves of absence...
Tomorrow, the Department of Labor will publish a Final Rule to Revise the Definition of “Spouse” Under the FMLA (including links to additional information). Per the DOL, the "major features" are:
• The Department has moved...