In This Issue:

- Depressed Worker Does Not Qualify For Leave: Court Finds FMLA Requires A Period Of Incapacity

- Homer Deakins Testifies Before NLRB: Discusses Controversial Changes To Representation Election Rules

- President Obama Takes Action On Pay Equality For Contractors

- Wage & Hour. Obama administration plans to revamp overtime regulations

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

- Traditional. Eric Stuart and Christopher Coxson discuss key proposal to change representation election rules

- HR Issues. Can HR require confidentiality in workplace investigations?

- NLRB Regional Director Rules College Football Players Can Unionize

- Discrimination. Court rejects suit by fired employee who accused coworkers of sleeping with her boyfriend

- Excerpt from Depressed Worker Does Not Qualify For Leave: Court Finds FMLA Requires A Period Of Incapacity:

A federal appellate court recently overturned a $1 million award to an employee who claimed that he was discharged in violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals held that “the FMLA does not extend its potent protection to any leave that is medically beneficial leave simply because the employee has a chronic health condition.” The worker must still show a period of incapacity or treatment for such incapacity. Hurley v. Kent of Naples, Inc., No. 13-10298, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals (March 20, 2014).

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Topics:  Employee Rights, Employer Liability Issues, Equal Pay, Federal Contractors, FMLA, NLRA, NLRB, Pay Equality Notices, Union Elections, Wage and Hour

Published In: Art, Entertainment & Sports Updates, Civil Rights Updates, Government Contracting Updates, Labor & Employment Updates

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