Labor and Employment Law

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New Bill in Congress Will Revamp FMLA to Cover Smaller Employers
Posted on 7 Feb 2014 by Eric Meyer

How about cutting the 50-employee requirement for covered employers in half? So, if you have 25 or more employees working within 75 miles of one another, they would be eligible to take leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act. And that's... Read More

Employment Policies Are More Than Words on Paper; They Are a Lifestyle
Posted on 3 Sep 2015 by Jon Hyman

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is in the news. In one breath, she announced that she is expecting twins, but will not be availing herself of her company’s generous maternity leave policy. Yahoo offers all new parents eight weeks of paid time off, and new... Read More

Is An “Unlimited” Leave Policy Good Business For You?
Posted on 23 Jan 2014 by Sands Anderson PC

by Annemarie Cleary A growing number of businesses are considering “unlimited” leave policies for their exempt employees. Unlimited leave policies are excellent recruiting and retention tools that can foster a culture of trust and productivity... Read More

The Ninth Circuit Said What About Designating FMLA Leave?
Posted on 4 Apr 2014 by Ashley Kasarjian

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... Read More

Family and Medical Leave, Doctor's Notes, and Employee Preferences
Posted on 3 Mar 2014 by Robin Shea

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... Read More

Must Employers Pay Salaried Workers for Time Not Worked Under the FLSA?
Posted on 11 Oct 2013 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

by Keisha N. Jackson Riddle me (you) this: A salaried employee has worked for your company for just two weeks. He gets sick and misses one full day of work. He has accrued a small number of hours in his leave bank but not enough to cover the whole... Read More

Foley & Lardner Labor and Employment Law Weekly Update (Week of September 19, 2011)
Posted on 19 Sep 2011 by Foley & Lardner LLP

Hispanics United of Buffalo - The NLRB Goes Online! by John Douglas A little known feature of the federal law governing labor relations in the private sector - the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) - is the right of even non-unionized employees... Read More

When an Extended Leave of Absence is NOT a Reasonable Accommodation
Posted on 6 Dec 2013 by Jon Hyman

Conventional wisdom says that when a sick or injured employee asks for time off, you should grant it within reason . For one, the EEOC says that hard-capped leave of absence policies violate the ADA . For another, if an employee, returning from an FMLA... Read More

Ditch Those Inflexible Leave Policies, Would You Already? #FMLA #ADA #EEOC
Posted on 27 Feb 2015 by Eric Meyer

Yesterday, with my good buddies Casey Sipe and Jessica Miller-Merrell from Blogging4Jobs.com , I presented a webinar on the interplay between the Family and Medical Leave Act, state workers’ compensation laws, and the Americans with Disabilities... Read More