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Family Medical Leave Act The United States Department of Labor

The Family Medical Leave Act is a United States federal statute enacted in 1993 to protect employees from negative employment consequences associated with family illness. The FMLA allows covered employees to take... more +
The Family Medical Leave Act is a United States federal statute enacted in 1993 to protect employees from negative employment consequences associated with family illness. The FMLA allows covered employees to take up to twelve weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave, in order to care for a qualified family member or address a personal medical issue.   Situations covered under the Act include: birth of a child and care of a newborn; placement of an adopted or foster child; serious illness of an employee's spouse, child or parent;  serious illness of the employee that affects ability to perform his/her job; situations arising out of an employee's spouse, child or parent's active military service. Employees who take leave to care for a seriously injured family servicemember are eligible for longer periods of covered leave.  less -

I-16 – Kneeling, Indefinite Leave, DC Updates, Non-Compete Consideration, and Pretty as a Protected Class

by Cozen O'Connor on

This episode discusses kneeling in the NFL/workplace, indefinite leave entitlement, and sufficient consideration for non-competes, provides an update from DC on OT exemptions and class action waivers, and questions whether...more

I-14: Update on EEO-1 and I-9 Forms, Employer Obligations After a Hurricane or Other Natural Disaster, and Attorney Jason Barsanti...

by Cozen O'Connor on

Michael Schmidt, Vice Chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Labor & Employment Department, provides an update on required EEO-1 and I-9 Forms, and addresses Employer Obligations to Employees After a Hurricane or Other Natural Disaster....more

Hurricane Harvey Deployment - Revisiting Leave Issues

by Winstead PC on

It is important for employers to remember that important employee leave issues may arise in the wake of a natural disaster like Hurricane Harvey. Any employer may receive requests for leaves related to Hurricane Harvey and...more

DOL Reinstates the Issuance of Opinion Letters

by Pessin Katz Law, P.A. on

On June 27, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced it will reinstate the issuance of opinion letters (the “letters”), a practice not followed since 2010. The letters allow the DOL’s Wage and Hour Division...more

A Source for FMLA Guidance: The Return of the Opinion Letter

by McNair Law Firm, P.A. on

The United States Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced its Wage and Hour Division (WHD) is reinstating its practice of issuing opinion letters with respect to the application of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and...more

DOL Will Again Issue Opinion Letters on FMLA, FLSA, and Other Sticky Employment Law Scenarios

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

The U.S. Department of Labor announced today that it will again issue opinion letters to assist employers and employees in interpreting laws like the FMLA and Fair Labor Standards Act. The DOL has even established a new...more

Opinion Letters Are Back!

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage & Hour Division announced today that it is bringing back the WHD Opinion Letter. Opinion letters have long been one of the most useful resources for lawyers and HR professionals trying...more

PilieroMazza Legal Advisor - Second Quarter 2017

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

Special Labor and Employment Issue - This issue of the Legal Advisor is a special edition focusing entirely on Labor and Employment topics. The articles in this issue highlight challenges we often encounter and help...more

Employment Law - April 2017

Eleventh Circuit: Title VII Doesn’t Prohibit Sexual Orientation Discrimination - Why it matters - In a decision that is already being cited in other courts around the country, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh...more

Can an Employee take FMLA Leave to Care For a Sibling? Before You Say "No," Read This

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

I love my brother dearly. I love my sister just as much. And whenever we near the end of life’s journey (a long time from now, of course), I’ll be there to care for them. And they, for me, despite the many piledrivers I...more

Employment Law Navigator – Week in Review: March 2017 #3

by Zelle LLP on

Last week, Quartz reported on a new academic study about gender-based differential treatment in the finance industry. According to the study, women working as financial advisors are 50% more likely than men to lose their...more

FMLA Caregiver Leave Rights Can Extend to Grandparents

Most employers know that qualified employees are entitled under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to take unpaid leave from work to care for a spouse, child or parent with a serious health condition. What happens when...more

Got an Employee Who Doesn't Follow Your FMLA Call-in Policy? Apparently, You Now Have to Ask Him Why He Couldn't

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

I recently had an interesting call with a DOL investigator, and I wanted to share it with you. First, let me set the background. I represent a large national employer with multi-state locations, including several on...more

Employment Law - January 2017 #3

President Taps New Heads for Federal Employment Agencies - Why it matters - President Donald J. Trump appointed new leaders for the federal employment agencies during his busy first few days in office, tapping...more

Focus on the FMLA – Part I

by Zelle LLP on

This post is the first of two about the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)—and more specifically, about aspects of the FMLA that may be less familiar and seem to be sticking points for employers’ compliance efforts....more

The Employment Law Authority - January/February 2017

A Moving Target: The Not So Final Overtime Rule - On November 22, 2016, a federal judge for the Eastern District of Texas issued a preliminary injunction temporarily blocking the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) from...more

Employment law changes will be coming with the Trump Administration: What should employers expect?

Today is Inauguration Day, and it is safe to assume that significant policy and enforcement changes will be made during the presidency of Donald J. Trump. Those changes will include new judges on the federal courts, new...more

Employee Cannot Maintain Collective Action for Employer’s Failure to Post FMLA Notice

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

We all know that the FMLA is fraught with pitfalls that can lead to costly mistakes. But a collective action for simply failing to post a notice? On January 6, 2017 a U.S. District Court in Maryland rejected such an attempt....more

Is it a New Leave Year?

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

As the clock struck midnight on December 31, 2016, employees across the United States were celebrating. While most were celebrating the coming of the New Year (or perhaps, more likely, good riddance to 2016), some employees...more

2016: Year in Review

by Zelle LLP on

As 2016 comes to a close, there is understandable concern about and interest in changes to employment laws and regulations that may be initiated by a new federal administration. Although enforcement and regulatory priorities...more

The Election is Over, Now What?

Now that the election is over, many clients and friends are asking what labor and employment law might look like under the soon to be President Trump. Of course, no one can predict exactly what will happen in the coming term....more

Does Paid Leave Become Reality in a Trump Administration? And Who is His Likely Choice to Head the Department of Labor?

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

Every other employment attorney has been offering their opinion on how the election of Donald Trump will impact employment law. So, I’d feel left out of this riveting discussion if I didn’t offer my two cents about how a...more

Clinton or Trump? The Future of Employment Law and Workplace Safety Regulation

by Conn Maciel Carey LLP on

What has evolved (or devolved) into perhaps the most controversial election in American history, could translate in a couple of months into a whirlwind for labor and workplace safety policy. Stark differences between the...more

Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Regulation, a/k/a Federal Contractor Blacklisting Regulation

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

On July 31, 2014, without much public attention, President Obama issued a far-reaching Executive Order, No. 13673, which requires bidders on federal contracts to disclose adverse labor law decisions under more than a dozen...more

Are You Covered by the DOL's New Final Rule Regarding Paid Sick Leave for the Employees of Federal Contractors?

by Miller & Martin PLLC on

The DOL issued the Final Rule this week regarding President Obama's Executive Order 13706, which requires some federal contractors to provide up to 7 days of paid sick leave to all of their employees starting January 1, 2017....more

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