Category Archives: Leave Laws

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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Massachusetts HOME Act Mandates Handbook Revisions

by Susan G. Fentin At the end of the most recent legislative session, the Massachusetts Legislature passed An Act Relative to Housing Operations, Military Service and Enrichment.  The purpose of the Act was to give greater access to housing for … Continue reading

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EEOC Issues New Guidance on Leaves of Absence as Reasonable Accommodation

by Stefanie Renaud Earlier this week the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) issued new guidance for employers on the use of leave as a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (”ADA”).  The EEOC issued the guidance after noting a … 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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DOL Issues Proposed Regulations Regarding Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contract Workers

by Amelia J. Holstrom Last September, President Obama signed an executive order granting federal contract workers the right to earn and use up to 56 hours of paid sick leave per year for the employee’s own illness, the illness of a family … 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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New Executive Order Requires Federal Contractors to Provide Paid Sick Leave

By Kimberly A. Klimczuk In yet another move to use his executive power to effect change in the employment context, President Obama this week signed an executive order granting federal contract workers the right to earn and use up to 56 hours … Continue reading

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