Articles Posted in Family and Medical Leave

Last week, we covered (here) what the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission wants employers to know about COVID-19 and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

This week, we have new guidance from OSHA and the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division. Continue reading

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I’m a two tin can and string kinda guy. That way, not only can I can tell my kids — I have 50 of them — to cut the crap and clip my blogger toenails but also I can use the string and cans to—

Oh, hi there. I didn’t see you come in. Continue reading

According to a recent survey, 17.5 million American workers may be skipping work today, the day after the Super Bowl. About 6 in 10 of those employees had their Monday absence pre-approved. So, at least you can plan for that.

But, what about the other 6-or-so million?

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The U.S. Department of Labor could have rested on its overtime-rule laurels in 2020. Instead, the DOL has wasted little time releasing three new opinion letters in 2020. I’ll break them down for you below.

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Regular, in-person attendance is generally critical to performing one’s job. So, when an employee exhausts her twelve weeks of leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act only to miss another 33 days of work (resulting in a 59% absentee rate), one’s job security may be in jeopardy.

But, let’s back up a sec, as I tell you the facts of this disability discrimination case I read last night. Continue reading


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Several media outlets, among them Law360 and NBC News, are reporting that Congress almost has a deal done to provide 12 weeks of paid leave to employees to care for a newborn or adopted child or to care for a family member.

But, to take advantage of this paid benefit, you need to work for the federal government. Continue reading

“Doing What’s Right – Not Just What’s Legal”