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Jon Hyman
No call, no show, no FMLA

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...

Eric Meyer
Is "casual conversation" of a parent's health enough to trigger FMLA?

Last month, in this post , I addressed a recent opinion in which the court held that the words "Emergency Room," when uttered by an employee to his employer are enough to put the employer on notice -- at least initially -- that the employee...

Margaret (Molly) DiBianca
Legal Ethics Social-Media Lessons for Employers

Legal-ethics issues in social media is probably my favorite subject. If that makes me an uber dork, so be it. Last week I had the pleasure of speaking on this topic to the Richard K. Herrmann Technology Inn of Court here in Delaware. Despite my interest...

Philip Miles
Miles on Burger King and Religious Accommodations

Lawyers.com published an article, Burger King Forbids Cashier's Skirt, Faces EEOC Lawsuit . I provided some commentary for the article, including references to cases on point. If the case sounds familiar, that's because it was the Lawffice Space...

Robin Shea
In light of NLRB ethics probe, is Walmart social media policy still ok?

Remember that one little bone that the National Labor Relations Board threw to employers on social media policies? The guidance was generally atrocious, but in the last memorandum of the Acting General Counsel a policy developed by Walmart was approved...

Eric Meyer
Yo, Boss! Did you say "Spacebook" and "Tweeter"?

Penn State Kicker Sam Ficken probably had a pretty bad week. Last Saturday, he missed one extra point and four field goals in Penn State's 17-16 loss to Virginia. After the game, he was deluged with online insults. Thankfully, his coach, Bill O'Brien...