Category Archives: Family and Medical Leave Act

Can Employers Ever Treat Employee Absences the “Rose” Way?

by Stefanie M. Renaud Last week we discussed the fine imposed by the New York Knicks on player Derrick Rose for his “no call no show” for a basketball game.  Employers might wonder if they, like the Knicks, could “fine” … Continue reading

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Derrick Rose Fined $200,000 for “No-Call No-Show”

by Stefanie M. Renaud On January 9, 2010, the New York Knicks lost two important things: the night’s game and their starting point guard, Derrick Rose.  Rose was what we in the employment law world call a “no-call no-show” for … Continue reading

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New Poster Requirements for Employers

by Susan G. Fentin Employers should be posting two new posters based on regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Labor in early August.  And, as long as you’re at it, you may want to consider replacing another.  See below … Continue reading

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DOL Issues New FMLA Notice and Employer Guide

by Susan G. Fentin The U.S. Department of Labor has announced a new FMLA notice and employer guide. Our Worklaw® Network colleague, Jeff Nowak, a partner with Franczek Radelet in Chicago, is particularly passionate about the FMLA and has prepared … Continue reading

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Beware of Individual Liability in FMLA claims

by Stefanie Renaud Most employers are aware that refusing to grant leave under the Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), failing to reinstate an employee after leave, or retaliating against an employee who exercises his or her FMLA rights can result … Continue reading

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Be Careful What You Tell Employees About FMLA Leave

by Amelia J. Holstrom Employers with 50 or more employees within a 75 mile radius are required to provide FMLA leave to qualified employees.  But what happens when an employer with fewer than 50 employees within a 75 mile radius has … Continue reading

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FMLA Medical Certifications: How and When to Push Back

by John S. Gannon Intermittent leave is one of the most challenging tasks for employers to manage.  We probably hear more griping about FMLA use than any other topic (although the Massachusetts Sick Leave law is giving intermittent FMLA a run … Continue reading

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Employer Dodges Bullet After Botching Required FMLA Notices

by David W. McBride Employers have many obligations to employees who need leaves of absence under the Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”).  One of those is the obligation to provide the employee with written notice of the employee’s eligibility for … Continue reading

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There’s Nothing Absent About This Year’s Flu Season!

by Amelia J. Holstrom Now that the holidays are over, another season has arrived:  flu season.  You may be looking at your department and thinking, “Where did all of my employees go?” or “I bet he took a few days off … Continue reading

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FMLA Final Regulations Mean New Poster and Policy

The United States Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued Final Regulations to the FMLA that will be effective March 8, 2013.  These new regulations clarify or change previous regulations that covered military caregiver leave, qualifying exigency leave, tracking FMLA leave … Continue reading

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