Category Archives: FMLA

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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FMLA FOR SAME-SEX FED SPOUSES In July we wrote about the pending change to OPM’s FMLA rules that would allow same-sex spouses employed by the federal government all the benefits of the FMLA. (See FMLA, DOMA and Same-Sex Spouses).  OPM … Continue reading

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CAN THIS EMPLOYEE’S JOB BE SAVED? Here are the facts.  Marisa, a unit employee, came to you a few minutes ago with a copy of an adverse action letter proposing to fire her for a chronic leave problem.  According to the letter, … Continue reading

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FMLA, DOMA AND SAME SEX SPOUSES Now that the Supreme Court overturned the Defense of Marriage Act there seems to be a lot of chatter about what that means for same sex spouses seeking FMLA benefits. As of today, if … Continue reading

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FOR THE FMLA SPECIALISTS The American Bar Association just issued its newest report on recent developments in FMLA case law. It is entitled, “2013 ABA FMLA Report.” If you are the union rep that handles all the FMLA matters for … Continue reading

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