Annual Labor & Employment Update 2013
On July 1, 2015, amendments revamping the California Family Rights Act (“CFRA”) went into effect. CFRA is a regulation that provides employees with up to 12 workweeks of leave within a 12-month period for a qualifying event,...more
Sheppard Mullin invites you to the second in a series of breakfast briefings in our Chicago office addressing domestic and global employment law developments, legislation, and trends affecting the workplace. Each briefing...more
It is rare that the most employee-friendly of all federal appellate courts cites “common sense” in support of one of its decisions. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals recently did just that, however, dismissing a disability...more
Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a final rule defining “spouse” under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) so that an eligible employee in a same-sex marriage is able to take FMLA leave to care...more
On Friday, the Tennessee Supreme Court held in Yardley v. Hospital Housekeeping Systems that applicants are not eligible as a matter of law to assert "failure to hire" claims based on even the admitted fact that the reason...more
This post has nothing to do with Netflix and its new, generous parental leave policy. Or GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina’s latest position on paid leave. Sorry to disappoint.
But it does involve an exotic...more
I’d much rather write about a legal topic than a personal one, but before I talk about the logistics of handling an employee who has exhausted their paid time off, I wanted to share a brief personal update.
Geoffrey Tolliver, a Medicaid eligibility specialist for the City, went out on a medical leave of absence for cancer in November 2013, and he passed away in December 2014. The City recently moved to terminate his employment...more
Employees are asking for reasonable accommodations more often and for a wider array of medical conditions. The kinds of accommodations sought are more varied than ever, including working from home, extended leave, allowances...more
The Fair Employment and Housing Council recently adopted significant amendments to the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) regulations, which took effect on July 1, 2015. The CFRA provides family and medical leave to...more
In a recently enacted budget measure, Connecticut has moved one step closer to implementing statewide paid family and medical leave for employees. However, details about funding and the extent of coverage that any ultimately...more
Regulations applying to Heat Illness Prevention and governing leave under the California Family Rights Act have recently been updated. California employers should examine their policies and training programs to ensure that...more
Finding the right accommodation for a disabled employee can be a difficult task under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”). An employer’s accommodation obligations are broad, and litigation can ensue when there is a...more
Restaurant Fired Manager Days Before Medical Leave for Cancer Surgery, Federal Agency Charges -
BALTIMORE - OHM Concessions Group, LLC, which operates Dunkin' Donuts stores at Baltimore-Washington International Airport...more
The California Fair Employment and Housing Council (“FEHC”) has amended numerous sections of Title 2 of the California Code of Regulations that implement, interpret, and clarify the California Family Rights Act (“CFRA”)....more
Oregon recently passed a new law that will require most employers with 10 or more employees to provide paid sick time. Oregon is the fourth state to adopt a paid sick leave law, following Connecticut, California, and...more
On July 1, 2015, as previously reported, new California Family Rights Act ("CFRA") regulations will take effect. These amended regulations clarify areas of confusion and bring the CFRA into closer alignment with its federal...more
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
Navigating an employee’s claim of stress-related disability continues to challenge employers. Recently, the California Court of Appeal provided helpful guidance for employers when an employee claimed to be unable to work...more
Q: One of my employees complained of chest pains at work and later went to the emergency room at the local hospital. However, we have learned through his medical certification that he was not admitted to the hospital until...more
This week, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued its new Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) forms, updating the previous forms which had expired on February 28, 2015. The new FMLA forms can be found on the DOL’s website....more
The Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) provides protections for eligible employees who must take time off of work to deal with serious medical conditions. These protections, codified at 29 U.S.C. § 2612(a)(1), allow...more
We’re nearly at the end of the legislative session and the bills are coming fast and furious.
Late Friday, the General Assembly passed a bill (Senate Bill 914) that mandates (rather than allows) double damages to be...more
The DOL has issued new FMLA leave certification forms.
The only changes are a new May 31, 2018 expiration date, a few more instructions from the DOL regulations and a reference to the GINA safe harbor exception....more
We’re a large company with offices in many locations, including in California, Minnesota, Washington and New York City. We often have disabled employees provide doctors’ notes that say they are unable to...more
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