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The HR profession is full of acronyms. Grab any three or four letters from the alphabet and throw them together and there’s probably a corresponding law for it. But there are two acronyms in particular that create a lot of anxiety for HR professionals: FMLA and ADA.

August 18, 2015

Layoff Soon After Maternity Leave Did Not Violate FMLA

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August 4, 2015
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Posted on the Delaware Employment blog by Molly DiBianca

 

June 11, 2015
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March 4, 2015

 

Updated daily, the HR News home page is your one-stop shop for the latest news and featured articles. This page compiles top staff-written and external news of general interest to HR, plus major stories in the HR Disciplines. 
 

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February 25, 2015

 

You wouldn’t want to make the same egregious mistake as a Michigan employer. After the jump, I’ll discuss the colossal screw-up and help you avoid it.

Don’t worry. I’ll wait and listen to some Foo Fighters while you go grab your FMLA policy.

[Two bad words near the end of the Foo Fighters song. So, if you’re going to play it at work. Well, don’t play it at work].

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February 12, 2015
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Five minutes ago, after taking the obligatory selfies and between games of Candy Crush, one of your employees texted (because, calling in, as if!) from an Ebola quarantine tent to alert you that she will be out of work for 21 days, while under observation for Ebola.

As an employer, what are your obligations? What workplace laws are implicated?

And, of course, because half of you are thinking it, can you just fire her?

October 29, 2014
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The Total Financial Impact of Employee Absences Survey, produced in collaboration with and commissioned by Kronos, Incorporated, was designed to measure both the direct and indirect costs of employee absences, including costs associated with payroll, replacement workers, overtime and productivity loss.

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September 30, 2014

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.

But, if you send FMLA paperwork to an employee by first class mail, then you're asking for trouble.

I'll show you why after the jump...

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Did you read the lede and think to yourself, "FMLA notice? You mean there's a notice? You mean, like in our handbook right?"

August 19, 2014
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More than half of all U.S. employers (56 percent) expressed concern with stepped-up rulemaking and enhanced federal agency enforcement, according to the 2014 Executive Employer Survey report from law firm Littler.

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July 16, 2014

How many times has an employee provided you with an incomplete Family and Medical Leave Act certification? Oh, I don't know, maybe a missing return date...

July 8, 2014
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Also known as the Friday and Monday Leave Act, these are just a few names affectionately (not) given to the acronym for the Family and Medical Leave Act. Know some others? Click here to share and I'll publish them in next month's newsletter.  

June 16, 2014

On June 11, SHRM @weknownext chatted with Eric Meyer (@Eric_B_Meyer) about "Meeting the Challenges of FMLA and ADA Absences."

In case you missed it, here are all the great tweets from the chat:

 

June 11, 2014
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The vacation request of an employee suffering from depression and anxiety did not qualify as a leave request under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), according to a recent decision of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. While the leave might have proven medically beneficial, the court found that it did not qualify for FMLA protection because the employee would not have been incapacitated for any period of the leave. Hurley v.

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May 15, 2014
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An employer did not violate the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) by requiring an employee to undergo a fitness-for-duty evaluation after it had restored her to her position following a medical leave of absence for psychological issues, the California Court of Appeal ruled. Reversing a permanent injunction prohibiting the employer from requiring the evaluation, the court noted the request for an evaluation was appropriate, given the employee’s erratic conduct prior to her leave and the requirement that she carry a weapon as part of her job.
 
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May 2, 2014
An employee may affirmatively decline to use leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) even if the underlying reason for seeking leave would have invoked FMLA protection, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled.
 
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April 4, 2014
 
How about cutting the 50-employee requirement for covered employers in half? 
 
So, if you have 25 or more employees working within 75 miles of one another, they would be eligible to take leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act.
 
And that's just part of the Family and Medical Leave Enhancement Act of 2014, which Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this week.
 
February 18, 2014
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With flu season at its peak and certain strains of the flu requiring longer recovery periods, workplaces are experiencing a spike in the frequency and duration of flu-related absences. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that it may take anywhere from a few days to two weeks to recover from the flu this season.

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February 5, 2014
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Now that a bill expanding California’s Paid Family Leave program has been enacted, employers should review their leave policies and be prepared for many questions from workers, according to employment attorneys.

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November 4, 2013