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Hiring & Firing Family Medical Leave Act Paid Leave

Hiring & Firing refers to the process of recruiting, interviewing and offering employment and the process of evaluating performance and dismissing employees. Hiring & Firing is a highly regulated area and... more +
Hiring & Firing refers to the process of recruiting, interviewing and offering employment and the process of evaluating performance and dismissing employees. Hiring & Firing is a highly regulated area and can create tremendous liability for employers who fail to properly adhere to acceptable employment practices. Some of the potential pitfalls in this area stem from discriminatory hiring practices, improper performance evaluations, and retaliatory firings.  less -

Is It Time To Recall Some Of Your HR Policies?

by Fisher Phillips on

Factory recalls have become a fact of life for those who sell and drive vehicles. The scenarios have a common theme: a vehicle part does not operate as designed or is determined to present a possible risk of failure. Once...more

Recent Appellate Court Decision Provides Guidance For Investigating Intermittent FMLA Abuse

by SmithAmundsen LLC on

Intermittent FMLA leave can be a source of frustration for employers even when it is used appropriately because it complicates staffing and planning and interrupts business operations. But when an employee’s use of...more

To Enforce a Call-off Policy or Not to Enforce a Call-off Policy; that is the Question

Recently you’ve noticed that an employee takes FMLA-covered leave the same week every year or always seems to have a medical emergency between Thanksgiving and January 1. Similarly, another employee regularly calls out of...more

What’s Cooking at the General Assembly in 2016 (Part I)

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

The 2016 Connecticut General Assembly is about one month from ending its term so it’s a good opportunity to see what bills are still floating out there. I’ll do a bigger recap when we get close to the end of the session...more

Veterans Day: A Day to Remember, to Honor, and to Reexamine Compliance with Laws Protecting Servicemembers

As a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and someone who has seen the challenges that veterans face firsthand, I can attest to the benefits of giving veterans an opportunity to return to work following periods of...more

Fenwick Employment Brief - July 2015

by Fenwick & West LLP on

New Amendments Clarify California Paid Sick Leave - This month, the California Legislature enacted AB 304, an urgency measure that became effective on July 13 and provides much needed clarity on various aspects of...more

Employee fired for failing to cooperate with FMLA leave approval process

by McAfee & Taft on

Managing employees’ FMLA leave can be one of the most challenging and frustrating responsibilities for an HR department. So what can an employer do when an employee is slow to provide documentation and respond to exam...more

Is An “Unlimited” Leave Policy Good Business For You?

by Sands Anderson PC on

A growing number of businesses are considering “unlimited” leave policies for their exempt employees. Unlimited leave policies are excellent recruiting and retention tools that can foster a culture of trust and productivity...more

When is a House Not a Home?

by Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP on

A woman takes a day off work to drive her significant other to a doctor’s appointment after he complains of having heart issues. ...more

Legislative Update: Social Media Account Protection and Paid FMLA?

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

With just a few weeks left in what has turned out to be a very unpredictable legislative session in Connecticut, there are still several bills up for consideration that employers need to be on the look out for. ...more

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