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FMLA

Telemedicine OK to certify need to grant FMLA leave

01/07/2021
The Department of Labor now considers a telemedicine consultation with a health care provider sufficient to determine someone has a serious health condition that warrants FMLA leave.

FFCRA to expire Dec. 31: Will it be extended?

11/19/2020
When Congress passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act in March, it set the law to expire on Dec. 31. The virus is still raging and Congress is now considering extending into 2021 the law.

3 questions, 3 answers on parental leave for kids’ schooling during coronavirus

10/28/2020
In her recent webinar, FMLA Master Class: The Evolution of Paid Leave, attorney Anniken Davenport fielded questions regarding the emergency paid leave law that went into effect nationwide as a response to the coronavirus pandemic–and specifically, what the law means for employees with school-age children.

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.