FMLA Law News Update Nov. 21, 2011

By | November 21, 2011

FMLA Laws: Understanding the Basics – Part 2
HR.BLR.com
In a webinar presented by BLR titled “FMLA Certification Help: How To Get Info When Employees and Doctors Are Uncooperative,” Francine Esposito, Esq., outlined some of the basics of FMLA laws. This article explains what qualifies as a serious health …

Employer Sued for “Exacerbating” Employee’s Medical Condition
Human Resources Journal
Employees often take FMLA (Family Medical and Leave Act) leave for an illness and/or any necessary surgery resulting from such illness. Others may be stressed at work from their boss’ conduct towards them. But can an employee claim that his/her …

FMLA leave doesn’t mean you can’t discipline
Business Management Daily
by The HR Specialist: Florida Employment Law on November 20, 2011 1:00am The FMLA was enacted to let workers briefly put their careers on hold to tend to pressing personal matters like illness, childbirth and adoption, eldercare and other covered …


After FMLA, consider granting more ADA leave
Business Management Daily
What should you do if an employee has used up all her available FMLA and personal leave and still needs periodic time off? If she has a disability, you may be required to let her take more leave as a reasonable accommodation under both the ADA and the …

You’re risking FMLA lawsuit if call-in rules don’t allow flexibility in …
Business Management Daily
Millea applied for intermittent FMLA leave to cover the time off and was approved for 60 days per year. About that time, Millea began having a hard time getting along with a supervisor. During a phone call, the two had a heated argument, …

Make sure supervisors understand: Do not discourage employees from using FMLA
Business Management Daily
by The HR Specialist: Texas Employment Law on November 20, 2011 1:00am The FMLA gives eligible employees an absolute right to take leave and prohibits employers from discouraging employees from taking that leave. Anything that dissuades employees from …

Federal lawsuit claims Dotson violated FMLA
Mankato Free Press
By Dan Nienaber Free Press Staff Writer MANKATO — A Mankato man is suing a Mankato foundry claiming he was fired while he was being treated for a medical condition covered by the federal Family and Medical Leave Act. Daniel Perez’s complaint had been …

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