by Jason R. Mau, JD, Greener Burke Shoemaker Oberrecht, P.A. Recently, the Idaho Supreme Court released an opinion in which it upheld a district court’s dismissal of an employee’s claim that his employer interfered with his request for Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) benefits.
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By Kate McGovern Tornone, Editor Employers in California are ahead of the national average when it comes to paid family leave policies, according to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Nationwide, 18% of employers offer that benefit; in California, 35% of employers do, according to recently-released state survey results.
By Kevin Green, JD, Fennemore Craig According to a recent study, the United States is the only industrialized nation in the world that does not require private sector employers to provide paid parental leave for employees. That same study concluded that the United States is one of only three countries in the world that does […]
I have a question regarding taking leave for an adult son. An employee’s son has to have back surgery. He is not incapable of self-care (has a full time job, etc). However, after the back surgery he is going to need help with his recovery. Will this fall under the FMLA for her to take […]
This article series highlights the requirements for determining Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) eligibility. The last installment focused on determining in loco parentis. Now we’ll look at what to do when your state leave law differs from the federal FMLA law.
Yesterday’s Advisor took a look at how the slew of sick leave laws have left a new trend in their wake: paid family leave. Today we’ll look at the Department of Labor’s (DOL) plan to research this type of leave.
By Susan Schoenfeld, JD As employers scramble to manage the recent onslaught of paid sick leave legislation in the states and locally, a new paid leave trend may be emerging—paid family leave.
The 2016 budget bill (S.B. 6406C) signed into law on April 4 by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo includes a paid family leave program that will provide partially-paid leave to nearly every employee in the state. New York is the fourth state, following California, New Jersey and Rhode Island, to enact a paid family leave program administered as part […]
This article series highlights the requirements for determining Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) eligibility. The last installment focused on caring for adult children. Employees who are eligible for FMLA leave who want to take leave to care for a child 18 years of age or older must satisfy five requirements to qualify for FMLA […]
A trending workplace issue — paid leave for parents of newborns — could soon become a legal mandate for employers. This article summarizes activity at the state level, what’s going on at the federal level, and what employers should do as they observe the debate over parental leave. Parental Leave Is Critical, More Studies Say A growing […]