A federal court in Louisville, Kentucky recently changed its mind and reinstated claims that had previously been dismissed. The court found an employee’s complaint contained sufficient allegations of discrimination based on her disability and her use of medical leave to move forward toward trial.
Tag: serious health condition
As employers are well aware, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) allows eligible employees to take leave for qualifying serious health conditions. In a recent decision, the U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals—which covers Connecticut, New York, and Vermont—highlighted the need for employers to be more inquisitive—and perhaps more expansive—when determining whether a condition […]
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 […]
Question: If an employee has exhausted 12 weeks of FMLA for himself in the calendar year but now has a legal spouse with a serious health condition, can he take an additional 12 weeks?
Many employers are seeing an increase in employees requesting time off to care for their aging parents. Because that trend is likely to continue, you should be prepared to manage such requests, particularly when the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) applies.
The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) often enables employees dealing with serious health conditions to hold down a job while also attending to their medical issues. Used properly, it can be a win-win for both the employee and the employer. But many employers can tell war stories about challenges in administrating FMLA leave: […]
Question: Can an employer have an employee out on FMLA come in for an interview for an internal position that they applied for?
Determining when an employee’s medical condition requires time off from work can get tricky. No one wants to require a worker too sick to be productive to come to work, but employers also have to be on guard against employees trying to use sick days to squeeze in a little extra vacation time. Many employers […]
This article series addresses some of the most confusing real world problems surrounding the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). In the last installment, we focused on managing intermittent and reduced schedule leave and how fluctuating work schedules are impacted. In this installment, we’ll look at FMLA leave regarding spouses who work for the same […]
Question: Is organ donation covered under FMLA? This would be for the donor, not the recipient. Would it make a difference if the donation was for a friend vs a FMLA covered family member (e.g., mother, father, spouse, child) ?