HR Management & Compliance

Termination for FMLA Leave or Long Lunch Breaks?

By Connor Beatty, JD

A recent case from the U.S. 1st Circuit Court of Appeals—which covers Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island—dealt with the intersection of two of the most hotly-litigated areas of employment law; the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

An employee alleged he was terminated in retaliation for taking “informal” FMLA leave, while his employer claimed he was terminated for improperly clocking in and out for lunch every day. Was it a legitimate termination or retaliation?

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