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Mar 23, 2021

Report: Fewer than 15% of managers, employees understand FMLA laws (INFOGRAPHIC)

Fewer than 15% of managers and employees understand Family and Medical Leave Act laws, according to a recent report based on 2020 survey results. The second annual “The FMLA and PFL Knowledge Gap 2020: Employee and Manager Insights” report from Majesco compiled survey results from more than 1,000 participants working for businesses with anywhere from 100 […]

Feb 7, 2020

What US courts consider employer FMLA interference (INFOGRAPHIC)

Courts across the U.S. ruled in dozens of cases dealing with Family and Medical Leave Act labor laws over the past 12 months, and Marjory Robertson, assistant vice president and senior counsel at Sun Life Insurance, said she’s read the decision in every one.

Dec 26, 2019

Best practices for working with victims of human trafficking (INFOGRAPHIC)

The American Bar Association started the Survivor Reentry Project to provide national training and assistance for attorneys working with trafficking survivors seeking criminal record relief.

Nov 20, 2019

You can (sometimes) use social media as proof of FMLA abuse in court (INFOGRAPHIC)

A Facebook photo surfaces showing an employee who’s using leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act relaxing on the beach. The photo can be used as proof of FMLA abuse in court — depending on the circumstances.

Jan 26, 2016

Lawmaker proposes organ donation leave of absence (UPDATE)

A state senator whose husband died while waiting for a transplant is proposing legislation requiring Wisconsin employers to allow unpaid leave for donating an organ.

Aug 8, 2014

Proposed FMLA regulation would require benefits for same-sex couples

A proposed federal regulation requiring employers to provide legally-married same-sex couples with benefits under the Family and Medical Leave Act regardless of their employees' state of residence could help clear up some complications caused by conflicting federal and state laws.

Apr 1, 2014

Ex-Caterpillar employee sues company

A former Caterpillar employee is suing the company, claiming he was fired illegally after his doctor checked the wrong box on a medical report.

May 10, 2013

Employers brace for in-person investigations over FMLA

All in attendance sat up and took notice when midway through a three-day conference on employment compliance, a branch chief of the U.S. Department of Labor’s enforcement division said that the agency expects to increase on-site investigations into whether companies are complying with the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Dec 5, 2012

JOB CITES: Don’t be fooled: Labor laws apply to nonunion employers

Consider the following scenario: You are a nonunion employer who has just conducted an internal investigation into a harassment complaint by an employee (let’s call her Monica).

Dec 3, 2012

The role of counsel in executive terminations

Say a client informs you that an executive may be discharged, and asks for advice. The executive’s high salary and superior communication skills would make this a relatively dangerous termination.

Oct 5, 2012

Employers push back on FMLA abuse

In an effort to root out employee abuse of Family and Medical Leave Act violations, employers are increasingly relying upon the “honest suspicion” defense – and winning.

Aug 9, 2012

Employment — FMLA

11-2318 Pagel v. TIN, Inc.

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