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Third Circuit Expands FMLA Interpretation

In Deborah Hansler v. Lehigh Valley Hospital Network, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit overturned a motion to dismiss granted to Lehigh Valley based on FMLA regulations and its interpretation regarding...more

A Cautionary FMLA Tale: “Let Them Fix It Before Firing” Must Employees Now Be Allowed to Cure Deficient Medical Certifications?

Compliance with the Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) is a daily challenge for employers, as more and more employees seem to take advantage of the right to full and intermittent leave. I often see clients jump to hasty...more

DOL Issues Updated FMLA Certification Forms

The U.S. Department of Labor recently issued updated health care provider certification forms for employers to provide employees who request leave pursuant to the Family and Medical Leave Act. The new forms include the...more

DOL Revises Forms to Comply With EEOC Guidance Regarding GINA

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued five new Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) certification forms. When the DOL issued its March 2013 revision to the FMLA regulations, its primary purpose was to address the...more

DOL Publishes New FMLA Forms

With summer right around the corner, the federal Department of Labor hasn’t taken off on vacation quite yet. Rather, the DOL has been hard at work issuing new Family and Medical Leave Act notices and medical certification...more

Department of Labor Issues New FMLA Forms

Action Item: The Department of Labor’s release of new model Family and Medical Leave Act notice and certification forms serves as an important reminder that all covered employers should periodically review their FMLA...more

Employers Must Use New FMLA Forms from U.S. Dept of Labor

On May 27, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published updated model Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) notices and certification forms. Copies of the updated forms, which should be used through May 31, 2018, are available...more

Employer's Lack of FMLA Compliance in Handling FMLA Leave Request is a Lesson for the Rest of Us

Want a glimpse into a world where an employer fails to maintain a legally compliant leave management process?  Let me warn you — what you are about to read is not pretty and not for the faint of heart....more

Does a Request for Disability Benefits Qualify as a Request for an Accommodation of Leave Under the ADA?

Last month, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals answered this question in the negative and found that an employee’s request for long-term disability benefits did not amount to a request for a reasonable accommodation in the...more

Jury to Decide Adequacy of FMLA Recertification Notice Delivered by Email

A recent case allowing an employee to take claims under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) to trial underscores the importance of not simply following rote notice procedures, but ensuring such communications...more

FMLA & Medical Certification: When Does An Employer Have A "Reason to Doubt"?

Given the financial and administrative costs that FMLA continues to impose upon employers, HR managers are consulting with counsel to determine what tools are available to ensure that those who truly need FMLA leave are able...more

Intermittent Leave Will Test Your Mettle

As the industry continues its steady recovery, automakers and suppliers have been running on all cylinders, with some plants operating 6 or 7 three day shifts per week. This increased workload makes it all the more important...more

Labor Letter - April 2013: Curbing Abuse Of "Intermittent" FMLA Leave

The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) allows employees to take 12 weeks of leave for their own or a family member’s serious health condition and up to 26 weeks for military caregiver leave. The leave can be taken in one block,...more

New FMLA Regulations Become Effective March 8, 2013

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) turned 20 this year. Many employers have finally come to terms with the major revisions to the FMLA regulations issued on November 17, 2008, which became effective on January 16, 2009....more

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

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

New FMLA Forms Now Available

February 6, 2013 was the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Family and Medical Leave Act. In celebration, the United States Department of Labor released the results of a survey on the law’s use and impact. According to...more

DOL Issues Final Rule Expanding FMLA Leave for Military Family Members

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division has issued a Final Rule implementing recent Family and Medical Leave Act amendments expanding the leave which employers must provide to military family members. The Final...more

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