The Employment Law Authority - January/February 2014

In This Issue:

- FAMILY TRIP HELD PROTECTED BY FMLA - Court Finds Worker Continued To Care For Her Ill Mother

- WELCOME TO FABULOUS LAS VEGAS! Workplace Strategies 2014 Heading Toward A Sellout

- Wage & Hour. State minimum wages steadily rising, but not the federal.

- State Round-Up. Learn about the latest employment law news in your state.

- Traditional. Frank Birchfield discusses a case involving disparaging employee comments on social networks.

- NLRB DROPS NOTICE POSTING RULE - Employers Can Breathe A Sigh Of Relief . . . For Now

- JUSTICES HEAR ORAL ARGUMENT IN NOEL CANNING - Will Determine Whether NLRB Recess Appointments Were Invalid

- HR Management. Do you have “transactional” or “engagement” relationships with your employees?

- Discrimination. Failure to accommodate pregnant worker may prove costly.

- Excerpt from FAMILY TRIP HELD PROTECTED BY FMLA - Court Finds Worker Continued To Care For Her Ill Mother:

A federal appellate court recently held that an employee may sue her former employer for violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). According to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the worker was entitled to take protected leave to care for her terminally ill mother—even if such care occurred during a family trip to Las Vegas. The court found that the statute and corresponding regulations do not place restrictions on where the care takes place. Ballard v. Chicago Park District, No. 13-1445, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals (January 28, 2014).

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