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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...

Keep Your Insensitive FMLA Comments to Yourself. You Too, HR.

I’ve heard the Family and Medical Leave Act referred to as the “Friday/Monday Leave Act.” Heck, I called it the Friday/Monday Leave Act last week. Turns out, I need to watch what I say. A “get out of jail free card.” In Deka v. Countrywide Association For People with...