FMLA Violations

5 Common FMLA Violations & Mistakes Employers Make

What are some common FMLA violations by employers? Were you denied leave or disciplined for FMLA absences? Eligible employees have a right to take leave for qualifying medical conditions or family circumstances as outlined by the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). To qualify for FMLA leave, an employee must meet the following basic eligibility […]

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The Latest Debate: Raising FMLA Maternity Leave Standards in US

The United States is the only industrialized country without paid maternity leave for new mothers. There is no federal mandate providing paid FMLA maternity leave to working mothers caring for newborns in America. This puts new mothers in an incredibly tough situation, especially when they are the primary income earner or “head of household”. A […]

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Department of Labor Increased FMLA Enforcement to Come

Some victims of FMLA violations just want their jobs back. The Department of Labor has taken an offensive stance to combat Family Medical Leave Act violations. in addition to having the right to file a private lawsuit to challenge violations of the FMLA, employees have more leverage to seek and negotiate for relief in addition […]

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4 things to do at work before an upcoming surgery

Your surgery may qualify under Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Are you about to go through with an upcoming surgery? Then now is the time to get up to speed on your employee rights regarding the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). It’s important that both the employee and employer are communicating about the […]

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Three important things to know before you take family medical leave

Do you qualify for employment leave under FMLA? Some employees are guaranteed the right to take leave under The Family and Medical Leave Act(FMLA). FMLA protects qualified employees who want to take time off to care for family members or handle a serious medical condition that they or an immediate family member face. Are you […]

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New Study Finds Employers Not Hiring Women due to FMLA

FMLA Raises Issues with Gender Discrimination in Workplace Has the Family & Medical Leave Act changed the way employers hire? The Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was enacted in 1993 in order to secure the right for employees to take leave and care for a sick or newborn family member or for an employee’s […]

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FMLA’s New Definition of Spouse Halted in Four States

United States v. Windsor Marriage Act Called into Question in Some States Do you live in a state that supports the Defense of Marriage Act? If you applauded the Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor — the recent hearing and argument over the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) — and wondered what that […]

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Find Out if You’re Covered by the Family Medical Leave Act

Are you entitled to protection under the the Family and Medical Leave Act? The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides that covered employees have a right to return to their jobs after approved, eligible leave. Employees who are eligible for protected FMLA leave may take up to 12-weeks unpaid leave during a 12-month period. […]

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Is obesity a disability protected by law?

A Nebraska man has appealed a lower court’s decision that his obesity is not a physical impairment protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Melvin Morriss III maintains he was denied a job because of the current and future impairments the company associated with his weight. In May 2011, Mr. Morriss, whose body-mass index […]

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How to Prepare for FMLA: A Step-by-Step Guide

Changes to your family can be very stressful. Taking time off can add to that stress. Even if the reason you’re taking leave is due to a happy event like the birth of a baby, you don’t want to be distracted by worrying about whether your job is secure or not. If you’re considering FMLA […]

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