Category Archives: FMLA

PROVING FMLA RETALIATION Imagine that an employee asks for a week of annual leave in late August after using 3 weeks of FMLA in February to care for an ailing parent and the supervisor denies the leave.  The supervisor told … Continue reading

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FMLA FAQ: Can a Chiropractor Certify FMLA Leave for the Chronic Bad Back? This is another one of those short articles to read over and log into your long-term memory.  As our population ages, it is going to experience more bad … Continue reading

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FMLA: WHAT ARE YOU DOING WRONG? If you work the union’s FMLA cases or process them in HR then we recommend you keep up with the JacksonLewis series entitled, “What Am I Doing Wrong?  Common FMLA Mistakes.” While it is … Continue reading

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IS “PROOF OF NEED” REQUIRED FOR INTERMITTENT FMLA LEAVE DAYS? While it is hard to ever say “never” to a legal question, at least one federal circuit court believes that an employee may not be required to show s/he had … Continue reading

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COMMON FMLA MISTAKES Understanding the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a requirement for representatives on both sides of the table. We have spent some time touching on it in Fedsmill, but there is a good series coming out of … Continue reading

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DISCIPLINING THE EMPLOYEE ON INTERMITTENT FMLA LEAVE Although there are some minor differences between the federal employees’ FMLA rights and everyone else in the country, they are not big enough that advice written for private sector employers and employees cannot … Continue reading

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HANDLING INTERMITTENT, UNPREDICTABLE LEAVE REQUESTS AFTER FMLA ENDS Our fellow bloggers at FMLA Insights just published some advice for handling those situations where a chronically sick employees runs out of FMLA leave.  It is a good piece for any union … Continue reading

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FMLA QUIZ: WHO IS RIGHT AND WHO IS NOT? Here are the facts of a 2015 MSPB decision in an adverse action suspension case. See if you remember the right answer. The employee left the office the morning of September … Continue reading

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SHOULD EMPLOYERS INVITE EMPLOYEES ON FMLA LEAVE TO HOLIDAY PARTIES? That seems like a very good question especially around this time of the year. Does it violate the employees’ right to exclude them simply because they are on FMLA leave? … Continue reading

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FMLA QUIZ: WHO IS RIGHT AND WHO IS NOT? Here are the facts of a 2015 MSPB decision in an adverse action suspension case.  See if you remember the right answer.  The employee left the office the morning of September … Continue reading

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