Category Archives: FMLA

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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AMAZON CREATIVELY EXPANDS FMLA RIGHTS AMAZON sent a message around the cyberspace community as well as our little brick and mortar world by allowing parents of newborn children, who both work for Amazon, to transfer their time off days from … Continue reading

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FMLA AND OVERNIGHT HOSPITAL STAYS A new circuit court decision is getting lots of attention because of how it defines an overnight hospital stay for purposes of FMLA.  If you do the FMLA for your local, this is something you … Continue reading

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ATTENTION FMLA ENTHUSIASTS AND ENFORCERS If you are the person in the local who handles all the FMLA cases or you are negotiating a contract that will address FMLA matters, then you need to open the gift the American Bar … Continue reading

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CAN THE AGENCY REQUIRE YOU WORK WHILE ON FMLA? It looks like management can ask you to perform certain tasks while on FMLA leave.  We are not experts in this area, but we just saw a very good article pulling … Continue reading

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