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Quirky Question #244, An Update on Ebola

In Quirky Question #244, we discussed what employers should do to protect their employees and businesses in light of the potential Ebola threat. Last week, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered nearly 700 Minnesota National...more

AHA Files Joint Amicus Brief in Supreme Court FCA Case

The American Hospital Association (AHA) recently filed a joint amicus curiae brief with several other associations, including the American Medical Association and the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America,...more

Supreme Court Considers Review of Two False Claims Act Whistleblower Suits

The Supreme Court is considering whether to hear two whistleblower cases under the False Claims Act (“FCA”), both on appeal from the Fourth Circuit. The Supreme Court has asked the U.S. Solicitor General to weigh in before...more

SuperVision Today - 1st Quarter 2013

In This Issue: - Notes from the Chair & Executive Editor - Immigration Reform May Affect All Employers - Primer on West Virginia State Law Labor and Employment Claims? - Taking a Look at the Latest on Affordable...more

Labor and Employment Observer 2012/2013

In This Issue: - Message from the Chair - A Second Obama Administration’s Impact on Labor and Employment Issues - Will There be Comprehensive Immigration Legislation After the 2012 Presidential...more

Department of Labor's OFCCP Postpones TRICARE Network Provider Compliance Reviews

The U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), the federal agency tasked with enforcing the affirmative action requirements of Executive Order 11246 and related federal statutes, is...more

Termination Of Employee On FMLA Leave Who Submitted Inadequate Medical Information Did Not Violate Federal Law

Lewis v. United States, 641 F.3d 1174 (9th Cir. 2011) Janet Lewis worked for the United States Air Force as the director of a child development center on the Elmendorf Air Force Base. In 2006, Lewis requested 120 days of...more

Employment, Labor and Benefits Advisory: DOL to Issue New Proposed FMLA Regulations by November

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently reported that it will issue new proposed regulations under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) by this November. The proposed regulations will provide guidance on two new...more

Family and Medical Leave Act Further Helps Military Families

In late October, President Obama signed into law a bill that increases protections for families of military personnel who wish to take leave from work under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 ("FMLA"). The new...more

Recent FMLA Amendments Regarding Military Leave

On October 28, 2009, President Obama signed into law a Defense Department Fiscal Year 2010 authorization bill that includes an expansion of the Family and Medical Leave Act provisions related to “qualifying exigency leave”...more

Employment, Labor and Benefits Alert: Recent Law Expands FMLA Coverage Relating to Military Caregiver Leave and Qualifying...

President Obama recently signed into law the “National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010” (the Act). The Act was designed to expand Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) coverage in certain situations pertaining to...more

Congress Amends the FMLA To Provide Additional Family Military Leave

Last week, President Obama signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act of 2010 (“the Act”), which, among other provisions, expands the two categories of family military leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act...more

FMLA's Military Leave Provisions Expanded

On October 28, 2009, President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 (the "NDAA"), which, among other things, expands the scope of the provisions of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)...more

FMLA Amended Again By The National Defense Authorization Act for 2010

On October 28, 2009, President Obama signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010, Public Law 111-84 ("NDAA for 2010"). Primarily a defense appropriations law, the NDAA contains several...more

Legal Alert: DOL Publishes Rule Implementing Amendments to Veteran Reporting Requirements for Federal Contractors

The Department of Labor has published a rule revising the regulations that implement the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (VEVRAA) to incorporate amendments to the VEVRAA made by the Veterans' Benefit...more

Employment Alert: Department of Labor Publishes New Rules on FMLA Leave

On November 17, 2008, the Department of Labor published a Final Rule (the “Rule”) on family and medical leave. The Rule is primarily in response to the National Defense Authorization Act, which amended the Family and Medical...more

Proposed Rule Clarifies Prohibition on Employer Incentives to TRICARE Beneficiaries

The Department of Defense has issued proposed regulations prohibiting an employer from offering financial or benefit incentives to discourage TRICARE beneficiaries from enrolling in group health plans. See full newsletter...more

DOL Proposes Revisions to the FMLA Regulations

On February 11, 2008, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) published proposed revisions to the Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) regulations. This is the first time changes have been proposed to the regulations since the...more

New Law Amends FMLA Regarding Military Service

On January 28, 2008, President Bush signed into law The National Defense Authorization Act (“NDAA”) for 2008. This new law amends the Family and Medical Leave Act to permit a “spouse, son, daughter, parent, or next of kin” to...more

Breaking News: New Law More Than Doubles Leave Available Under FMLA For Employees Caring For Family Members Injured While On...

After a previous veto, on January 28, 2008, President Bush signed into law the 2008 National Defense Authorization Act (?NDAA?), which includes two major amendments to the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (?FMLA?) as it...more

Legal Alert: President Vetoes Bill Containing FMLA Revisions

In a surprise move Monday, President Bush pocket vetoed the military spending bill that included revisions to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), discussed in our December 26 Legal Alert. While vacationing in Crawford...more

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