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Family and Medical Leave: Jury Awards Over $11 Million to Employee Fired After Taking Leave to Care for Aging Parents

Chris Schultz, a longtime maintenance worker at Christ Hospital and Medical Center in Illinois, took 12 weeks of FMLA leave over the course of a year to care for his ill parents. His father had Alzheimer’s disease and his mother had heart problems and diabetes. During this time period, the hospital implemented a new evaluation […]

Sexual Harassment: Court Says Employers Are Automatically Liable For Supervisor Harassment In California; Preventive Measures More Important Than Ever

Although the California Fair Employment and Housing Act is modeled on federal anti-discrimination laws, the state law is often more protective of employee rights. A California Court of Appeal has now ruled that when it comes to employer liability for sexual harassment by a supervisor, the state statute is stronger—and you can’t take advantage of […]

News Notes: Feds Allow Use Of Unemployment Funds For Leave, But Status In California Unclear

The Department of Labor has put into place controversial regulations that would let states use unemployment insurance money to fund family and medical leave. The new rules broaden the scope of the federal Family and Medical Leave Act, so that workers could receive up to 12 weeks of paid leave if they take time off […]

News Flash: U.S. Supreme Court Update: Microsoft Temps Can Collect Stock Options—Plus Other Late-Breaking Decisions

  The U.S. Supreme Court left intact a landmark federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal ruling that has forced many employers to reassess how they deal with temporary workers. The federal court had ruled that Microsoft improperly treated as many as 10,000 temporary employees as independent contractors and illegally denied them the option of participating […]