Month: December 2020

STOPPING ABUSE OF THE FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACT

Most employers have been there: employees abusing leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).  But what can be done about it?  Here are a few tips that could stem the fraudulent use of FMLA leave in your company. First, all employees should be required to sign the company’s FMLA policy.  This will confirm …

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THE SUPREME COURT EXPANDS RELIGIOUS-SCHOOL EXEMPTION FROM CIVIL RIGHTS LAWS

In May 2020, the United States Supreme Court ruled that two elementary school teachers at religious schools could not pursue their claims of age and disability discrimination.  The court found that employees such as teachers who hold important positions cannot sue their employers because of the First Amendment’s freedom of religion clauses. In Our Lady …

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