Category Archives: Family and Medical Leave Act

Manager’s Misstep Leads to Potential $1.2 Million FMLA Verdict

A recent FMLA case highlights the importance of providing training to your managers and supervisors — including your higher level execs — so that they can recognize an employee’s request for FMLA leave.  This case – Hurley v. Kent of … Continue reading

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DOL Issues Guidance on FMLA Leave to Care for Adult Child

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is one of the more challenging laws that human resource professionals are forced to deal with.  Among other things, it allows eligible employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave … Continue reading

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Connecticut Supreme Court Clarifies CT FMLA Obligations

The Family and Medical Leave Act applies to employers in all 50 U.S. states, but the federal law does not preempt or preclude state or local laws that provide greater leave rights. In fact, almost one-quarter of states in the … Continue reading

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Intermittent FMLA Leave Doesn’t Have to be a Continuous Headache

As many employers are keenly aware, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) permits eligible employees to take time off in continuous blocks as well as intermittently.  Intermittent leave includes leave that is pre-approved to be taken in sporadic blocks … Continue reading

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Back Pay Award Includes Lost Overtime Wages

Damages for back pay are among the remedies available to employees who succeed in employment-related lawsuits.  Calculating the total back pay owed, however, might not be as simple as it sounds.  For example, if an employee puts in overtime in … Continue reading

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Ouch: Employee not Entitled to FMLA Protection for Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy exams are frightening.  What’s even more frightening?  Managing employee FMLA leave.  However, determining whether an ailment qualifies as a “serious health condition,” one of the qualifying factors to leave entitlement under the Family and Medical Leave Act, is not … Continue reading

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