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Absenteeism

Summertime = Friday and Monday Flu Season

When I was in college, a lot of kids (not me — I clearly scheduled extra classes) would try to fix their schedule so they would not have class on a Friday or a Monday (or before 10 or after 4 or any time it was sunny and over...more

Wisconsin Unemployment Insurance Benefits Upon Discharge for Absenteeism – the Employer’s Policy May Be More Generous, But Not...

by Ruder Ware on

The Wisconsin Court of Appeals issued a decision in an unemployment insurance benefits case on March 8 that provides clarity where an employee is discharged for absenteeism. The case is Wisconsin Department of Workforce...more

Managing absenteeism: a collaborative approach

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Employers who proactively deal with employee absenteeism, and focus on assisting employees to return to work, can reduce the impact of employee downtime and disruption to working arrangements. We’ve previously discussed...more

CAS Legal Mailbag Question of the Week – March 2016 #3

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

Dear Legal Mailbag: Teacher attendance is a problem in my school. To be sure, most of the teachers are committed professionals whose attendance is admirable. However, a few of my teachers are out a lot, sometimes calling...more

Will Peyton Manning Have a Storybook Ending or Will SuperCam Prevail? Tuah the Orangutan picks the Panthers while the...

We are back with our annual Super Bowl prediction post. As noted in prior years, people are increasingly making their predictions based on two indicators: unemployment rates and the whims of Utah zoo animals. They each have...more

Tips for Avoiding “Convincing Mosaic” of Discrimination

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

After retaining an employee through two year-long tours of duty in the Middle East and countless military drills amounting to 900 total days of absence, allowing the employee to modify her schedule to account for her military...more

Employees Using FMLA Leave Must Abide by Employer's Absence Notification System

Intermittent leave continues to pose some of the most vexing Family and Medical Leave Act problems for employers. Employees eligible for intermittent FMLA leave frequently miss work without advance notice, leaving the...more

Employment Law - October 2015 #3

New California Employment Laws on Fair Pay, Waiver of Meal Periods - Why it matters: California continues its focus on employment-related legislation. Touted as the toughest law of its kind in the nation, Senate...more

Tricks or Treats: Human Resources Challenges Ahead

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

Halloween is traditionally a time for “trick or treating.” For human resource professionals, many days can be Halloween-like, filled with unexpected events or career rewards. Recently, dozens of HR professionals participated...more

Seventh Circuit Holds That FMLA Limitations Period Begins To Run At Time Of Each Leave Denial

On October 20, the Seventh Circuit held, in Barrett v. Illinois Department of Corrections, that a former state employee’s Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) denial of leave claim was untimely because suit was not filed...more

New Legislation Attempts to Deal with Chronic Absenteeism

The Connecticut General Assembly is poised to act on a bill entitled “An Act Concerning Chronic Absenteeism.” This legislation requires a board of education to do two things: (1) establish a district school attendance review...more

Latest Developments From The Connecticut General Assembly

The General Assembly’s Education Committee is conducting a public hearing on March 3, 2014. The Committee will consider testimony on bills that, among other things: 1) require school districts to adopt policies or enter into...more

One-Day Walkouts: Protected Activity or Unprotected Absenteeism?

Over the last two years various community activist groups—many backed by labor organizations—have implemented aggressive, public strategies designed to disrupt the workplace and put pressure on employers, especially in the...more

Fall Employment And Labour Law Update Seminar

by Dentons on

In This Presentation: - AODA update: What employers should know about the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005: ..Goal of AODA ..General accessibility standards ..Multi-year...more

Take 2: Does Annual FMLA Certification First Require An Employee's Absence?

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

The feedback from last week's blog post on annual FMLA certification came fast and furious. ...more

Employee's History Of Absenteeism Sufficient To Deny UC Benefits Even If Final Incident Justified

Historically, in determining whether an employee discharged for absenteeism and tardiness was eligible for unemployment compensation benefits, the court’s analysis had focused on the final incident that led to termination....more

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