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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

Family Medical Leave Act

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


Seventh Circuit Holds that Multiple-Month Extended Leaves Are Not Reasonable Accommodations Under the ADA

Contributed by Allison P. Sues, September 27, 2017

Because not all recoveries from medical conditions come in neat twelve-week packages, employers commonly need to address employees’ requests for additional leave after they have exhausted all leave afforded under the Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) or company policy. 630 more words

Americans With Disabilities Act

Leave of Absence for Small Employers Not Covered by FMLA

Employers with 50 or more employees must offer eligible employees up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). But what about employers with less than 50 employees? 724 more words