Complying with the various legal and practical requirements of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and its regulations is an ongoing challenge for employers, particularly when it comes to questions about when an employee qualifies for leave. Here are some key points regarding the FMLA that employers may want
Articles Discussing General Issues Under The FMLA.
You Don’t Have to Be Irish to Enjoy This March Treat: The ABA’s Summary of 2022 FMLA Court Decisions Has Arrived!
Raise a pint of Guinness and let’s celebrate – the ABA’s summary of 2022 FMLA decisions has arrived!
Every spring, the ABA’s Federal Labor Standards Legislation Committee publishes a comprehensive report of FMLA decisions handed down by the federal courts in the previous year. Although our little FMLA
Important New DOL Guidance on the FMLA
The federal Department of Labor recently issued new guidance on the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”). Covered employers should pay careful attention to these developments.
Happy 30th Birthday, FMLA! Where Do We Go from Here?
Happy 30th birthday, you wonderful old FMLA!
Break out the band aids and ace bandages! It’s time to celebrate a special birthday for our favorite federal statute.
All weekend, I’ve been singing Harry Styles’ song “As It Was” to the Nowak kids:
You know it’s not the same without
What’s New in Paid Family and Medical Leave in 2023?
Changes to paid family and medical leave will occur in 10 states and the District of Columbia this year. This Insight provides an overview of these changes, links to relevant articles, and some bad puns.
When an Employee Returns from FMLA Leave, Don’t Be This Employer
File this in your “Sometimes, People are Really Awful” folder.
The story is a very simple one.
An associate working at a Cleveland law firm – we’ll call her Sue to protect the innocent – returned from maternity leave.
Should have been a relatively happy time, yes? Hugs all
It’s the End of the Year. May an Employer Legally Deny a Bonus to an Employee After Taking FMLA Leave?
We’ve reached the end of yet another year. I hope it was wildly successful for your organization.
Are you ready to pay out year-end bonuses?
Or perhaps instead you want to offer a pay incentive to employees to improve attendance or production? Take, for instance, a point-based attendance bonus policy in
Publix Pays Former Employee Nearly $18,000 In Back Pay and Medical Expenses
Publix, a Florida-based grocery store chain, paid nearly $18,000 to a former employee after a Department of Labor investigation revealed that the company mishandled the worker’s medical
The US Court of Appeals Reverses Decision on Mental Health FMLA Lawsuit Against Fiat Chrysler
In November, the United States Court of Appeals reversed a judgment made in favor of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US LLC, an automobile manufacturer that was sued by a former employee for FMLA interference and retaliation. The Family and Medical Leave Act, commonly referred to as FMLA, is a federal law
As the FMLA Turns 30, Join Me for a Three-Day Party to Celebrate: An FMLA Master Class (2023 edition)
This February, the Family and Medical Leave Act turns 30, and I am throwing a THREE-day party to celebrate!
A party where you and I spend NINE hours together over THREE straight days discussing nothing but the F-M-L-A.
In this interactive online training course, I will help you master the critical components
Save the Dates for my Annual FMLA Webinar and Three-Day FMLA Master Class!
This ain’t no trick, FMLA friends!
Save the date for not just one, but two FMLA events on the horizon.
My Annual FMLA webinar will be held Wednesday, December 14
For 10+ years, I have held an annual webinar covering current FMLA and ADA issues impacting employers. Time for another
Now Is Always a Good Time to Evaluate Your FMLA Processes
Based on our experience advising hundreds of employers and closely watching court rulings on cases around the country, we offer a few tips for complying with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
Employers should follow their own policies with respect to FMLA leave and requests for time off. To
Fourth Circuit Reinstates Employee’s Claim That Social Media App Messages Provided Sufficient Notice of a Medical Absence
On August 15, 2022, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit held in Roberts v. Gestamp West Virginia, LLC, that an employer’s “usual and customary” notice procedures relating to absences extended beyond the company’s written policies and potentially included social media messages between an employee and manager.
What Does a Baseball Road Trip Teach Us About Bugging an Employee While They Take FMLA Leave?
Yeah, I get it. He’s taller than me. Significantly taller.
Ever since my son, Luke, was a wee lad, we dreamed of going on a major league baseball road trip together.
Baseball runs through our veins, so after years of dreaming, 2022 was our year. Since the beginning of this
FMLA and a Winning First Step Towards Addressing Mental Health in the Workplace
On March 6, 2022, HBO premiered the show Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty, chronicling the showtime era of the Lakers dynasty. The show is based on the book Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s by Jeff Pearlman. The show