This past December, the Department of Labor quietly turned its FMLA enforcement over to a new leader. After the retirement of FMLA Branch Chief Diane Dawson, who led the DOL’s FMLA enforcement for several years, the DOL...more
Last week, I had the pleasure of co-presenting with EEOC Commissioner Chai Feldblum on the topic of “leave” as a reasonable accommodation under the ADA. Our presentation was part of an FMLA/ADA compliance conference hosted...more
I received a ton of feedback last week in response to my post about whether an employee can decline FMLA leave even though the absence qualifies under the Act. One question, in particular, was thrown at me repeatedly, and it...more
So here's my Top Five "Fix it or Else" List when it comes to leave management in 2014. How many can you cross off your list by March? Come on, I triple dog dare you...more
Kris was forced to endure the unthinkable: her daughter had just become the victim of a sexual assault.
In the weeks that followed, Kris alerted her employer of the assault and the care her daughter would require in...more
Hello...hello...hello...is there anybody in there? Just nod if you can hear me. Is there anyone home?
Have your employees have become so evasive in their requests for medical leave that you feel like signing Pink...more
The DOL is on a roll, and employers can't be amused....more
Employers, can we have a heart to heart? I need to get something off my chest. ...more