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I am Eligible for FMLA Leave. Now What?

A few weeks back, I celebrated my one-year anniversary at Littler. You know what that means, right?

What Did I Do Wrong?? Common FMLA Mistakes (February 5, 2020)

“What did I do wrong?” and “Am I doing this correctly?” are frequent questions from clients regarding FMLA administration. This is the 29th blog in a series highlighting some mistakes employers can inadvertently make regarding FMLA administration.

When Are Employees Entitled To FMLA Leave Related To Coronavirus? And Can an Employee with No Symptoms Be Forced Off Work?

Employers are working overtime to determine how to respond to the Coronavirus outbreak, which has quickly turned into an international crisis.

Here are Ten Problems with Your FMLA Policy and Suggestions on How You Fix Them

Jingle Bells is now a faint memory. Three weeks into 2020, we’ve made and already broken our New Year’s resolutions.

No Magic Words Needed in Employee Requests for Leave That Might Be Protected By FMLA

A terminated employee may proceed with his Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) retaliation claim even though he never specifically requested leave under that statute, a Maine federal court has ruled. Waterman v. Paul G. White Interior Solutions, No. 2:19-cv-00032-JDL (D. Me. Nov. 5, 2019).

A Recap of our Webinar: Effective Ways to Protect Your Organization Against FMLA Abuse

Thanks to those who attended my webinar last week with Matt Morris on “Stop the Madness! Effective Ways to Protect Your Organization Against FMLA Abuse.” A link to access the recording can be found here, and the presentation PowerPoint slides can be downloaded here.

What Am I Doing Wrong?? Common FMLA Mistakes (December 18, 2019)

“What did I do wrong?” and “Am I doing this correctly?” are frequent questions from clients regarding FMLA administration. This is the 28th blog in a series highlighting some of the more common mistakes employers can inadvertently make regarding FMLA administration.

Employers Must Ensure Their Leave Administrators Understand Who Is Entitled to FMLA Leave

Employers must ensure they understand who is entitled to leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). In a recent decision, a federal court has ordered a plaintiff’s claims to proceed to a jury trial to determine whether the plaintiff’s former employer interfered with her rights under FMLA.

FMLA Retaliation Case Illustrates the Practical Significance of Effective HR Documentation

In Simpson v. Temple University, et al., the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania granted summary judgment to the defendants on the plaintiff’s claims of interference and retaliation under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The decision illustrates the practical significance of documenting performance issues and termination decisions as soon as possible. Such a practice can help employers reduce the risk of liability for retaliation under the FMLA.

What Am I Doing Wrong?? Common FMLA Mistakes (November 7, 2019)

“What did I do wrong?” and “Am I doing this correctly?” are frequent questions from clients regarding FMLA administration. This is the 27th blog in this series, which digs into the FMLA regulations and related issues to address discrete mis-steps that can result in legal liability.
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