Category Archives: FMLA

AGENCY OBLIGATIONS AT THE END OF THE 12 WEEK FMLA PERIOD The folks at JacksonLewis law firm have put out a series of posts to alert primarily managers to mistakes they can commit when administering FMLA.  Their 15th post highlights what the employer … Continue reading

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THE OPTION OF WORK WHILE ON FMLA LEAVE We recommend that advocates on both sides of the table check out this post from the folks at JacksonLewis, who get paid to advise managers. It raises the idea that unions could … Continue reading

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FOR THE IN-HOUSE FMLA UNION AND AGENCY EXPERTS Processing FMLA claims is an important part of the services provided by unions as well as agency ER shops. While the basics of the law are well-known, the odd situations and exceptions of … Continue reading

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“FMLA-PLUS” LEAVE” WHAT IS IT? Over the last decade or so the idea has slowly taken hold that an employee can be entitled to even more time off the job beyond what FMLA might give him/her.  The basic theory is … Continue reading

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A FMLA SMACKDOWN Our blogging colleagues over at FMLA Insights just posted a wonderful story about an employer who refused to let an employee’s son call in for him or her to explain a sudden absence. When the employee did not call, … Continue reading

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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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