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Caregiver Perspective: Know FMLA’s Benefits but Beware its Challenges

As a working caregiver, I encourage others in my situation to find out about the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). With FMLA I know I can take time off I need, and if my employer tries to retaliate for my doing so, I can turn to the protections of that law for support. 22 more words


U.S. DOL Issues First FMLA Opinion Letters In Nearly A Decade

Contributed by Noah A. Frank, August 31, 2018

Constantly evolving employment risk, often brought on by a change of administration (federal or state), is one of the most difficult aspects of running a successful business. 476 more words


Natural disaster and FMLA: What Employers Should Know About FMLA After A Natural Disaster

Natural disaster like Harvey and Irma raise a large number of issues for managers: how would you pay your representatives amid suspended operations? Regardless of whether and to what degree should medical advantages and different advantages be advertised? 585 more words


The Perfect Storm: A Convergence of Unpaid Rest Breaks, the FLSA and the FMLA

As most HR professionals are aware, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires that non-exempt employee be paid for rest breaks of up to 20 minutes. 572 more words

Labor And Employment Law

Can Employees Voluntarily Work During FMLA Leave?

Contributed by Allison P. Sues, May 15, 2018

Last month, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued an opinion that provides a helpful reminder about the extent to which an employer may ask an employee to work during a leave taken under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). 422 more words


How to Keep your Job when You go to Treatment

The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is legislation that protects you from losing your job when a major medical event occurs. This can be anything that requires hospitalization or stabilization, including substance abuse treatment. 408 more words

Pregnant Pause -- Bosses’ Blasé Response Helps Discrimination Claim Survive

When Jennifer Martin emailed her boss at Tall Brown Dog, LLC, in 2015 to tell him that she was pregnant and needed to take a sick day, his response was less than congratulatory. 337 more words