Tag Archives: FMLA

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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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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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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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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TEST YOURSELF- FMLA, DISABILITIES, AND LIGHT DUTY An employee, Jessie Crutch, had a long-time reasonable accommodation of being allowed to rest his hip for a few minutes every few hours while working as a warehouse custodian.  As the injury got … Continue reading

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FMLA OFTEN REQUIRES PERFORMANCE STANDARD ADJUSTMENTS Often an employer must adjust an employee’s performance standards once it approves the employee’s FMLA leave request.  Not long ago a Federal Circuit Court spelled it out for LR practitioners on both sides of … Continue reading

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HURRICANE SANDY AND FMLA Union leaders in the areas hardest hit by the storm are likely to get a few uncommon FMLA questions in the next few days. For example, do the days my federal office was closed count against … Continue reading

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FMLA QUALIFICATION OFTEN MISUNDERSTOOD The Family Medical Leave Act does not impose the same qualification rules on everyone. The biggest difference flows from whether an employee is covered under Title I or Tile II, namely whether an employee must work … Continue reading

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WE’RE HOOKING UP (FMLA and Disability Retirement) Look over to the right side of the page and you will find we have added two new links that will help you find answers quickly for your members. 

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