Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Disciplining Employees for FMLA and ADA Abuse

While the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) gives workers the right to long blocks of leave and short, unscheduled “intermittent” leave, it doesn’t give them unfettered ability to take random days off or arrive late without a good excuse. Once the 12-week FMLA window expires, some employees seem to feel that the Americans with …

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What Should Employers Do When Workers Exhaust FMLA Leave?

What Should Employers Do When Workers Exhaust FMLA Leave? When employees exhaust their leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), they may want to return to work or take additional leave.  Here are some tips to help employers manage the return-to-work process and decide, if applicable, if providing more leave is appropriate. Eligible …

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EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION ISSUES NEW REPORT ON DISCRIMINATION IN THE WORKPLACE

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) marked its 50th anniversary in 2015. In August, the EEOC published “American Experiences Versus American Expectations,” a report documenting changes in employee demographics since 1965 and using data through 2013. The full report, available on the EEOC’s website, details a number of changes over nine job categories for women, African …

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