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Late last week, the U.S. Department of Labor issued this Field Assistance Bulletin. It addresses when employees can take Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) leave based on the closure of summer camps, summer enrichment programs, and other summer programs. Continue reading


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On Friday, my friend, Jeff Nowak, blogged at his FMLA Insights blog about whether an employee may take FMLA leave during a furlough?

And that got me re-thinking a question that he and I had discussed before, namely, can an employer and employee agree to a furlough instead of providing the employee with leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act? Continue reading

No burying the lede today. Join me and an extra special guest for a Facebook Live HR/COVID-19 chat this Friday at 2 PM EDT / 11 AM PDT. It will be here over at The Employer Handbook Facebook Page.

Who is this special guest? Want a hint? I grew up not that far from this person. Continue reading

Yesterday, in part two of the “types of COVID-19 lawsuits that employers can expect” series, I wrote here about a Families First Coronavirus Response Act lawsuit. An employee-plaintiff alleged that her former employer interfered with and retaliated against her for exercising her rights under the FFCRA.

Today’s lawsuit is a little less vanilla.

Ok, a lot less. Continue reading

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