Managing leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) has its challenges. Employers need to ensure that all HR staff and all managers who deal with employee leave requests are well-versed in the finer details of FMLA-related leave. They should understand who is eligible for leave, how much they’re eligible for, how you track […]
Category: Leave Management, Policy, and Compliance
Managing employee leave is one of HR’s most annoying (and thankless) tasks. First of all, there’s the federal FMLA, which is notoriously difficult to manage, and commonly gamed by employees. Stack on top of that state leave laws that usually conflict with the plus various pregnancy and disability laws. And then there’s the plethora of other types of leave like bereavement, jury duty, and military leave, each of which has its own quirks and challenges. This topic explores this in depth.
In a split decision, the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals—which covers Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee—recently held that the cat’s-paw theory of liability applies to retaliation claims under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
Part one of this article touched on the various laws surrounding pregnancy accommodations, with a specific focus on the new, upcoming laws in Nevada and Washington. This article will focus on the upcoming law in Vermont, as well as probable new laws for Connecticut and Massachusetts.
This year at least five states (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Nevada, Vermont, and Washington,) have considered new pregnancy accommodation laws, and several of these are now on the books. If you have operations or workers in these states, you may have new notice and accommodation requirements.
In a recent decision, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey ruled that an employee who claimed he was terminated for discriminatory reasons based on his disability was laid off for legitimate nondiscriminatory reasons in a reduction in force (RIF).
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit—which covers Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania—recently upheld an employer’s trial court victory, providing useful guidance for employers seeking to manage difficult employees in the midst of workers’ compensation claims.
Question: We have an employee who will be leaving for active duty for just about one year. What is the requirement under USERRA for continuing employee benefits?
With summer officially upon us, many employees are looking forward to their vacations, but paid time off (PTO) restrictions, lack of managerial support, and stress upon returning can all affect that well-planned trip, according to a survey released by leadership development and conversation experts at Fierce, Inc. Fierce surveyed over 1,000 full-time employees across the […]
In a recent decision, the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals—which covers Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas—addressed claims brought by an automaker’s employee under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and a father employed by J.P. Morgan Chase have filed a complaint against the company, alleging that its parental leave policy discriminates against dads.