In the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision, the FMLA questions are coming fast and furious: Can an employee take FMLA leave to obtain and recover from an abortion? What if the abortion is elective? And now that abortion will be illegal in at least some states, is travel
Articles Discussing Coverage Issues Under The FMLA.
Jennie Cluverius shares insight on FMLA eligibility requirements for employers of different sizes. Learn more about these requirements, ADA protections and other reasonable accommodations.
Luke and White Sox closer, Liam Hendriks
I love baseball.
I love the sport so much that, in the Nowak family, we are taught that America’s favorite pastime was formed in the story of Creation somewhere between the placement of the stars and Adam’s rib.
As a lifelong Chicagoan, I long
Christmas in July might just exist after all!
Give yourself and your loved ones the gift of three riveting — and, more importantly, free — webinars throughout the month of July that will tackle all things FMLA, ADA and paid family and medical leave.
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The Department of Labor is quickly catching up to the telemedicine explosion and America’s remote workplace.
In an effort to ease FMLA administration and address the lightning-fast move toward telemedicine visits during the COVID-19 pandemic, the DOL issued guidance yesterday making clear that a telemedicine visit with a health care
Recently, an email I received from a HR-related organization caught my eye.
The email was fashioned as a Q&A. One of its members posed a question that I’ve paraphrased here:
Our practice is to reach out to employees on FMLA leave once a month to check in and see how
The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) recently issued additional clarification on its FAQs and guidance regarding the FMLA and the FFCRA in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some highlights include:
Telemedicine Visits Are “In-Person” Visits with a Healthcare Provider under the FMLA
Telemedicine visits (those medical appointments that are
More and more employees are working remotely these days. So, what does an employer do when an employee who works from home—more than 75 miles from the employer’s office—requests FMLA leave?
Consider this example: Company A has 30 employees in Greenville and Company B has 30 employees in Spartanburg. Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) analysis is easy, right? Neither company has 50 employees, and, therefore, neither is covered under FMLA. Not so fast! Related corporations may have their employee counts aggregated for purposes of determining whether they have 50 or more employees under the FMLA through the “single integrated employer” test. The FMLA requires an employer to comply with its regulations if it employs 50 or more workers within a 75-mile radius. Under the single integrated employer test, Company A and Company B may be regarded as a single employer for FMLA coverage (and have their employee counts aggregated) depending on the nature of their corporate operations.
Disclaimer! Disclaimer! This is not a political post. This is meant to be good, clean fun. But where current events meet the FMLA, I’m as giddy as a five-year old boy coming eye-to-eye with his first dump truck!
I’ve discussed far sexier topics than “joint employers” on this blog. After all, it’s not every day an employee gets drunk at a Polish festival at the very time she’s supposed to be on FMLA leave.
Q: We have an exempt, managerial employee who in this past year took all 12 weeks of FMLA leave, and six additional weeks of unpaid leave. He also was intermittently absent for digestive problems to the tune of about four weeks. We’re now in a new FMLA year and he is requesting FMLA leave again. Is he even eligible for FMLA leave since he didn’t work 1,250 hours?
Q: We regularly utilize temporary employees, some of whom we hire permanently. Does the time they work as a temp (through an agency) count toward the 12-month and 1,250 hour eligibility requirements?
With the growth of blogs and other social networking like Linkedin and Twitter, news comes at us fast and furious these days. In a recent blog post, LexBlog CEO and legal marketing guru Kevin O’Keefe cited a recent survey finding that 55 percent of people hear about breaking news on Facebook and 20 percent on Twitter.