Articles Posted in Family and Medical Leave

Stardate August 29, 2018. I found a 4G network and am typing this blog post at sea before I lose the network. Stay with me Verizon!

How confident are you that your attendance policy complies with the FMLA? If it’s anything less than, “Damn right it does,” check out this new Opinion Letter from the DOL on the interplay between FMLA and no-fault attendance policies.

With luck, I’ll be back tomorrow.


Yep. So says the DOL in a brand new Opinion Letter released this week. No go win that blue pie piece in the Trivial Pursuit – HR Compliance Edition.

PS – Day Three at sea and the WiFi on the cruise ship remains poor. I’m trying unionize the crew to demand better bandwidth. In the meantime, I’m blogging from my cell phone because I must really like you folks.

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By Social Security Administration (Social Security Administration) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Last week, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced another federal paid leave proposal into the swelling options currently being considered in Congress. Continue reading

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On the same day that Starbucks closed more than 8,000 stores to train its employees on implicit bias (full curriculum here), an outspoken Hollywood celebrity stole the headlines with an explicitly-racist tweet. Continue reading

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Santeri Viinamäki [CC BY-SA 4.0], from Wikimedia Commons

Although, the Facebook photo of the plaintiff captioned “Tubing the Rifle River” didn’t help his chances either.

Neither did lying about sleeping at work despite photographic evidence to the contrary.

Filed under: “WTH Dude!”

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