Katharine Parker

Katharine Parker

Proskauer Rose LLP

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DOL Issues Final Rule Redefining “Spouse” Under FMLA

Last Wednesday the Department of Labor (DOL) issued its Final Rule revising the definition of “spouse” under the Family and Medical Leave Act....more

3/1/2015 - 'Place of Celebration' Rule Common Law Marriage DOL FMLA Leave of Absence Same-Sex Marriage Spouses

No End In Sight For Wave of Paid Family and Sick Leave Laws

Employers have been scrambling to keep up with the multitude of paid sick leave laws that were passed in the last several years.  These laws vary by jurisdiction and often can’t be easily reconciled into a uniform policy — an...more

1/15/2015 - Corporate Counsel FMLA Healthy Families Act Obama Administration Paid Family Leave Insurance Program Paid Sick Leave Act Sick Leave

New Ebola Orders from NY and NJ Governors Provide Additional Relief for Employers

Employers in New York and New Jersey who were wondering whether to require employees returning from the three West African nations of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea who had direct contact with a person with Ebola to stay...more

10/27/2014 - CDC Ebola Employer Liability Issues FMLA

What's the One Thing Missing from Most Employee Handbooks?

In your experience, what's the one thing most employers overlook when putting together an employee handbook? The answer to that question depends on whom you ask - and, for a legal perspective, we put it to leading employment...more

10/16/2013 - Confidentiality Disability Employee Handbooks FMLA Hiring & Firing Legal Perspectives Non-Solicitation Agreements Reasonable Accommodation Religion Social Media Policy Termination

Supreme Court's DOMA Decision Affects Employers' Obligations under the FMLA

On June 26, 2013, the United States Supreme Court struck down the federal law that defined "marriage" as a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife, and "spouse" as a person of the opposite sex who is a...more

7/9/2013 - Civil Unions DOMA Domestic Partnership Employee Benefits Employer Mandates FMLA Marriage Same-Sex Marriage US v Windsor

The FMLA – What's New as of its 20th Birthday

The 1993 Family and Medical Leave Act ("FMLA" or the "Act") turned 20 in 2013. To mark its 20th birthday, the U.S. Department of Labor released the 2012 FMLA Survey Report and issued a final rule implementing important...more

2/13/2013 - AFCTCA Airline Employees Flight Crews FMLA Military Caregiver Leave Military Leave NDAA Paid Family Leave Insurance Program USERRA Veterans

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