Category: FMLA News

Federal Paid Sick Leave Discussions

Check out this recent article on paid Federal paid sick leave, posted by HRMorning.com. A recent study by the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that about 40% of the U.S. workforce, or more than 55 million people, don’t get any paid time off. That could change if a new bill before both houses of Congress is eventually …

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New Bill Could Expand FMLA to Cover Part-Time Employees

Check out the latest news from the Employer Handbook! Under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), employees are eligible for leave if they have worked for their employer at least 12 months, at least 1,250 hours over the past 12 months, and work at a location where the company employs 50 or more employees within …

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Tenth Circuit Upholds Employee Termination 2 Days After FMLA Leave Request

A recent court ruling upheld an employee’s termination two days after requesting FMLA leave. Check out the full article below. The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, in Brown v. ScriptPro, LLC, 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 24364 (Nov. 27, 2012), recently clarified that discharging an employee within two days of a request for medical leave does not …

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Honest Belief Sways FMLA Court Case

Here’s an instance when Facebook photos provided an employer with the belief that an employee has been abusing FMLA policy. In the court settlement, honest belief was enough to win the case. About a year-and-a-half into Sara Jaszczyszyn’s employment with Advantage Health Physician Network (“Advantage”), she began taking intermittent FMLA leave for back pain that …

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Mandatory Paid Time Off in the FMLA

A recent publication by Reed Group outlines a growing trend in FMLA policy- mandated, job-protected paid time off. How will this trend affect your FMLA management? Seattle is the most recent jurisdiction to enact paid sick and safe leave.  Pay attention; you may be next! Starting September 1, Seattle employers must provide job-protected paid time off to …

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