Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

TEN TIPS IN DEALING WITH THE FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACT

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) can be one of the most daunting employment laws an employer has to deal with.  There are very specific rules and procedures that must be followed to ensure that both employee and employer are protected.  Here are ten tips to assist you in complying with your obligations under the law: …

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CHRONIC ILLNESSES AS DISABILITIES

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently obtained a $50,000 settlement on behalf of an employee for America’s Thrift Stores of Alabama who allegedly was refused a reasonable accommodation and fired because of her chronic illness, degenerative joint disease. The EEOC claimed that the employee had a good work record, but once she requested accommodations …

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ON THE 20th ANNIVERSARY OF THE FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACT (FMLA), NEW SURVEY SHOWS THE LAW’S USE AND IMPACT

The United States Department of Labor has released a survey on the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) undertaken in 2012 in observance of the 20th anniversary of the law’s signing. The survey, which included both employees and worksites, follows two previous assessments, conducted in in 1995 and 2000.  The following are the survey’s key …

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