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The Ongoing Pay Statement War: Employers Continue To Battle The Dark Side Of The Force

by Fisher Phillips on

California leads the nation in micromanaging pay statements, including (but not limited to) exposing an employer’s officers or agents who intentionally violate the law to criminal prosecution and fines up to $1,000. The...more

Are there any friendly skies out there? — Man dragged down the aisle

Do you remember the good ol’ days of flying when there was a semblance of regulation over the airline industry? Customer service back then was a reality. Seating space fit for humans actually existed on planes. There...more

National Airline Flies Past California Peculiarities

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: A California federal judge has held that an out-of-state employee’s limited presence in California is not enough on its own to require the employer to comply with California wage and hour laws. Oman v....more

New Turbulence App May Prevent In-Flight Injuries

by Howard Ankin on

US aircraft experience 65,000 incidences of moderate to severe turbulence each year. Turbulence-related injuries range from minor cuts and bruises to fractures, broken bones, and serious spinal and head injuries. A flight...more

Combatting FMLA Abuse

by McAfee & Taft on

The Family and Medical Leave Act provides laudable protections to employees and their families. But FMLA leave is sometimes abused. That abuse drives up costs for employers and creates red tape and administrative hassles for...more

Airline Industry Alert: Court Finds Federal Law Preempts State Drug-Testing Law as Applied to Flight Attendant

by FordHarrison on

In a decision that is good news for airline employers, a federal trial court in Minnesota has held that the state drug-testing statute, which prohibits discharging an employee the first time the employee fails a drug test, is...more

Where Does an Airline Employee File a Workers’ Comp Claim if an Injury Occurred While Traveling?

by Howard Ankin on

Turbulence in flight might make passengers nervous. But for flight attendants, it can be the cause of serious injury that may ground them for months or years, sometimes ending their careers. A survey of accidents by...more

Waiting with Their Wings to Fight Workplace Sex Discrimination

Flight Attendants Were Instrumental in the Early Enforcement of Title VII's Prohibition of Sex Discrimination, Panel Explains at 50thAnniversary Event in Chicago - CHICAGO - Flight attendants were one of the first...more

EEOC, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, and EEO Committee of ABA Section on Labor and Employment Law to Host CRA 50th Anniversary...

Panel Will Explore Flight Attendants' Pivotal Role in Enforcement of Title VII Prohibition Against Sex Discrimination - CHICAGO -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law's...more

Airline Industry Legal Alert: Occupational Safety And Health Standards For Aircraft Cabin Crewmembers

by FordHarrison on

On August 21, 2013, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a Policy Statement describing the extent to which it has ceded to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) its prior exclusive authority to...more

DOL Issues Final Regulations Implementing the 2009 FMLA Amendments

by Miller Canfield on

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) regulations issued by the Department of Labor (DOL) in 2009 addressed the new military leave requirements established in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (FY...more

Final Rule Implementing FMLA Amendments Expands Protections for Military Families and Airline Flight Crews

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The U.S. Department of Labor recently issued a final rule implementing new expanded rights for families of military members and veterans, and greater access to Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave for airline flight...more

Airline Management Newsletter - March 2013

by FordHarrison on

In This Issue: - NMB Announces Voting Procedures Changes - Second Circuit Weighs In On AIR21 Burden-Shifting Framework - DOL Issues Final FMLA Crewmember Regulations ..Flight Crew Eligibility Standards ...more

Latest Developments Under The FMLA

by Akerman LLP - HR Defense on

There is some very interesting news in the world of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)! The Family and Medical Leave Act is a federal law enacted by President Clinton that entitles eligible employees of covered...more

Labor Department Issues Regulations Implementing the Military Service Leave Provisions of the FMLA

by Holland & Knight LLP on

On February 6, 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published new regulations that implement the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) amendments made by the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2010 (2010...more

Spring Cleaning: Time to Update Some FMLA and I-9 Forms & Posters

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

For lawyers, anytime there’s a change, it seems to be a big deal. But for employers, change is inevitable and part of business. Indeed, if a new poster is required by employers, most employers simply shrug and order a new...more

New FMLA Regulations Effective: New Notice Poster and Model Forms Available

by Poyner Spruill LLP on

As of March 8, 2013, employers with 50 or more employees are required to post the Department of Labor’s (DOL) new Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) notice poster incorporating the recently issued final regulations, which...more

Act Now Advisory: FMLA UPDATE: Expanded Leave for Military Families and Airline Flight Crews

by Epstein Becker & Green on

On March 8, 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) Final Rule will go into effect, implementing regulations expanding Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) protections to military families and airline flight crews,...more

DOL Issues Final Regulations Implementing the 2009 FMLA Amendments

by Miller Canfield on

The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) regulations issued by the Department of Labor (DOL) in 2009 addressed the new military leave requirements established in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009 (FY 2009...more

New FMLA Poster Must Be Up By March 8

If you haven’t done it already, you will want to display the new Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) poster by March 8, 2013. ...more

Employment And Labor Alert: FMLA Changes Go Into Effect Next Friday, March 8

by Stinson Leonard Street on

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued new Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) regulations that go into effect on March 8, 2013. These regulations include revisions to the required postings and optional use forms,...more

Legal Alert: New FMLA Poster Required By March 8, 2013

by FordHarrison on

As more fully explained in our previous Legal Alert, DOL Issues Final Rule Implementing Statutory Amendments to the FMLA, http://www.fordharrison.com/9011, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued new Family and...more

Employers Must Begin Using Updated FMLA Forms And Poster Starting March 8, 2013

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

Earlier this month, the Department of Labor issued final new rules regarding the amendments to military family leave, flight crew eligibility and a handful of other relatively minor issues. ...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

Airline Industry Legal Alert: DOL Issues Final FMLA Crewmember Regulations

by FordHarrison on

At long last the Department of Labor has issued final regulations implementing the Airline Flight Crew Technical Corrections Act (AFCTCA), which established new standards for airline flight crewmembers to qualify for FMLA...more

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