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California’s New Parental Leave Law Adds to the Complexities of Administering Leaves of Absence for National Employers

Q: I heard there is a new parental leave law in California.  How does it compare to other states’ laws and will it affect my business if I have employees in California? 783 more words

Is an 'Honest Belief' of FMLA Misuse Enough for Termination?

Q.  Can I discharge an employee if I believe that he or she is misusing FMLA?

A.  According to a recent Third Circuit opinion, an employer’s honest belief that its employee misused FMLA leave is sufficient to defeat an FMLA retaliation claim, even if the employer was mistaken. 350 more words

Family and Medical Leave Act Update: Federal Circuit Court Approves Mixed Motive Charge for FMLA Retaliation Case

By Lisa B. Golan

http://www.disability-discrimination-attorney.com

In Egan v. Del. River Port Auth., 851 F.3d 263 (3rd Cir. 2017), the Third Circuit Court of Appeals held that “an employee does not need to prove that invoking FMLA rights was the sole or most important factor upon which the employer acted;” but must only show that the employer “consider an employee’s FMLA leave ‘as a negative factor’ in employment decisions.” 773 more words

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Family and Medical Leave Act Update: Travel Costs Recoverable As Element of FMLA Damages

By Lisa B. Golan

http://www.disability-discrimination-attorney.com

Diamond v. Hospice of Fla. Keys, No. 15-15716, 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 1483 (11th Cir. Jan. 27, 2017).

In this FMLA case out of the Southern District of Florida, the employer required  an employee to provide more than the normal Family and Medical Leave Act certification to support her request for leave to take care of her seriously ill mother.  352 more words

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The Family and Medical Leave Act

The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides eligible employees with up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave in a 12 month period where their job is guaranteed upon their return. 1,966 more words

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New York Paid Family Leave Benefits Law: Key Provisions and Tips for Preparation

Q: What do I need to know about the new New York Paid Family Leave Benefits Law?

A: The New York Paid Family Leave Benefits Law (“NY PFL”) provides employees with paid leave for bonding with a new child, caring for a close relative with a serious health condition, and leave associated with when their spouse, partner, child, or parent is on active military duty or has been notified of an impending call of active duty. 685 more words

Single workers aren’t there to pick up the slack for their married bosses and colleagues

Workplace | Employment | Marital status | Equal opportunity

by Bella DePaulo

There are a lot of misconceptions about single people in the modern-day workplace. A former employer once brushed me off when I raised the issue of salary, telling me that because I was a single person with no children, my concerns couldn’t really be about money—after all, I had no one else to support. 145 more words

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