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FMLA

Defeat bias lawsuits with well-crafted policies

09/10/2020
One of the best ways to beat employee allegations that they were disciplined or fired because of discrimination: Show the court you have comprehensive policies on discipline that you enforce consistently.

DOL adds pandemic-related back-to-school FAQs

09/01/2020
The DOL has now supplemented its voluminous FAQ webpage with some back-to-school questions.

Federal court invalidates some FFCRA regulations

08/06/2020
On Aug. 3, a federal judge in New York’s Southern District invalidated some of the hastily drawn regulations implementing paid leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

DOL issues new answers on pandemic leave, FLSA and FMLA

08/04/2020
The Department of Labor has been busy updating employer advice on the interplay between the coronavirus pandemic and the paid leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act and the FMLA.

As pandemic spreads, so do lawsuits: 3 cases to watch

07/30/2020
Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the chances that your organization will be hit with a lawsuit have risen sharply. There are already hundreds of covid-19 and coronavirus-related lawsuits percolating through state and federal courts.

DOL issues new FMLA forms, hints at changes

07/30/2020
The U.S. Department of Labor has just updated its set of official FMLA notification and certification forms—and asked for more employer input, a request that suggests more form changes may soon be on the way.

No day camp…no problem: Paid FMLA leave may still apply

06/18/2020
According to the Department of Labor, paid FMLA leave isn’t available after schools close for the summer, because that’s not a coronavirus-related reason. But, up to 12 weeks of paid FMLA leave may be available, if camps or other programs in which employees’ kids were enrolled didn’t open due to the coronavirus.

You make the FMLA ‘healthcare provider’ call

06/04/2020
When an employee wants FMLA leave, you don’t have to take her word for it that she has a serious health condition. You may insist on a certification that she is undergoing “continuing treatment by a health care provider.”

Coming to a court near you: covid-19 lawsuits

05/27/2020
In just a few weeks, dozens of federal lawsuits have been filed alleging some workplace wrong related to the coronavirus or covid-19.

New coronavirus bill includes more paid leave

05/21/2020
The latest coronavirus relief bill—the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act, passed by the House of Representatives on May 15—contains many provisions that will affect employers if it is enacted.