Elisabeth Blattner-Thompson

Elisabeth Blattner-Thompson

Ballard Spahr LLP

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DOL Extends FMLA Protection to Same-Sex Spouses

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued a final rule amending its definition of “spouse” under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to extend FMLA protection to legally married employees with same-sex spouses,...more

2/27/2015 - DOL DOMA Employer Mandates Final Rules FMLA Same-Sex Marriage US v Windsor

Supreme Court Extends Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Protection to Private Contractors Working for Public Companies

In its first decision regarding the whistleblower protection provision of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), the U.S. Supreme Court held that employees of private contractors providing services to public companies are protected...more

3/10/2014 - Contractors FMR LLC Lawson v FMR Sarbanes-Oxley SCOTUS Subcontractors Whistleblower Protection Policies Whistleblowers

FMLA Coverage Extended to Same-Sex Couples

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) on August 9 issued a revised Fact Sheet to provide guidance on Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) protections for same-sex couples....more

8/15/2013 - DOL DOMA Employee Benefits Marriage Same-Sex Marriage SCOTUS Thomas Perez US v Windsor

Military Caregivers, Airline Crews Get Expanded FMLA Eligibility under DOL Rule

Last week was the 20th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) marked the occasion by publishing a Final Rule that broadens the FMLA’s reach. Following regulations...more

2/14/2013 - AFCTCA Airline Employees DOL Flight Crews FMLA Military Caregiver Leave NDAA Qualifying Exigency Leave

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