Weightlifting

The Department of Labor does most of the heavy lifting for you.

But, today’s blog post is a sobering reminder that when an employer provides DOL-prepared Family and Medical Leave Act paperwork to an employee, it’s just as important for the employer to complete its portion of the forms as it is for the employee to complete his or hers. Continue reading

Fact or Fiction?That’s right folks. It’s time for another edition of “Fact or Fiction” a/k/a “Quick Answers to Quick Questions” a/k/a QATQQ f/k/a “I don’t feel like writing a long blog post.”

Let’s do an FMLA quiz. We know that an FMLA-eligible employee must check three boxes:

  1. Work at a location that employs 50 employees within 75 miles;
  2. Has at least 1,250 hours of service with such employer during the previous 12-month period; and
  3. Must be employed for at least 12 months by the employer.

So, does the FMLA protect from retaliation an employee who requests leave before the one-year anniversary of employment? Continue reading

Lee Park, Charlottesville, VAFollowing a tumultuous weekend in Charlottesville, VA, where a white nationalist march turned deadly, it appears as though at least one attendee will return home from the rally to find himself unemployed.

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Mr Brainwash Biggie TupacThis may not be Magic vs. Bird or Biggie vs. Tupac. Those battles are too close to call.

But, if I were to ask you which side of the country, east coast or west coast, would offer greater judicial support for the employment rights of medicinal-marijuana cardholders, you’d say west for sure, right?

And you’d be wrong… Continue reading