Family Medical Leave Act Notice Requirements

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 -
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Employers: Limit FMLA Liability by Making Them Pick Only One From the Menu

A recent federal appellate court decision illustrates how employees may limit their rights by affirmatively choosing to designate time-off as vacation time rather than as leave protected by the Family and Medical Leave Act...more

Top 25 FAQs Employers May Have About Implementing the New Portland Paid Sick Leave Ordinance in 2014

In March 2013, the Portland City Council passed the new Portland Paid Sick Leave Ordinance requiring all but the smallest employers to provide paid sick leave (“PSL”) for employees who work within city limits. On November 1,...more

Employment Newsletter - March 2013: Recent Federal District Court Case Highlights the Importance of “Individual” FMLA Notices to...

The New Jersey U.S. District Court has held that providing a general notice of employee rights and responsibilities under the FMLA may not be enough to avoid liability even where an employee has received all required leave...more

Employers Must Update Several Policies, Forms and Posters

As the first four months of 2013 come to a close, employers should ensure that their human resources departments have updated several policies, forms and posters requiring attention after the first of the year. The posting of...more

The Importance Of Providing Individual FMLA Notices To Employees

The Department of Labor was serious when it required employers beginning in 2009 to provide individual FMLA notices to employees regarding their eligibility and rights (Notice of Eligibility and Rights & Responsibilities) and...more

FMLA Policy In Handbook Does Not Satisfy Individualized Notice Requirements Of FMLA, New Jersey District Court Holds

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) requires that employers provide both general notice to their employees of their rights under the FMLA and individualized notice to employees requesting or inquiring about leave. In...more

FMLA's Twentieth Birthday

The Family and Medical Leave Act Turns Twenty - On February 5, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) turned 20 years old. Pomp and circumstance aside, the FMLA has certainly been a significant development in...more

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

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

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

DOL Issues New FMLA Forms and Notice Poster; Publishes Final Regulations for Military Family Leave

New Poster and Forms - The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued revised model Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) forms and notice poster. Although they contain no substantive revisions, the new forms should be...more

New FMLA Regulations Effective Today - March 8, 2013

Last month the DOL issued a Final Rule, which takes effect today, March 8, 2013. While the new regulations may not impact the routine administration of the FMLA for many employers, all employers are required to begin using...more

Out with the Old, In with the New

Following a series of minor amendments to the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) as well as approval of related regulations by the Department of Labor (DOL), the DOL has issued a new FMLA poster. The new poster is...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

Family Medical Leave Act: Important Changes Take Effect March 8

New Department of Labor regulations that go into effect on Friday, March 8, 2013, make a number of small but important changes to the Family Medical Leave Act landscape. One change that will affect employers is the...more

A Friendly Reminder to Begin Using the New DOL FMLA Poster and Forms

In follow-up to our February 6 alert concerning the Department of Labor’s (DOL) issuance of new Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) regulations, remember that these go into effect this Friday, March 8, 2013. Accordingly, as...more

Employers Must Post New FMLA Poster

No later than March 8, 2013, all employers covered by the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) must display a new poster issued by the Department of Labor. The poster reflects recently adopted changes to FMLA regulations, most...more

Employee's Lack Of Diligence In Obtaining Timely Medical Certification Destroys Her FMLA Claim

As a management side attorney, I love when an employer prevails in an FMLA case. However, I'm doubly giddy when the case provides real, practical takeaways for employers that help them better administer FMLA leave. ...more

Healthcare Update, No. 1, February 2013: You Know It When You See It: Company "On Notice" Of Employee's Need For FMLA Leave

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) entitles an employee with a serious health condition to 12 workweeks of job-protected leave during any 12-month period. The employee may sue if the employer interferes with the...more

EmployerLINC.com - January 10, 2013: Following the rules does pay off

My husband frequently makes fun of my innate nature to follow rules. When a sign at the store says don’t carry merchandise into the restroom, I don’t. I go in through the “in” door and out through the “out” door. Boring...more

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