Category Archives: FMLA

PARENT ATTENDANCE AT SCHOOL IEP COVERED BY FMLA While OPM is not bound to follow what the Department of Labor says about how to administer the FMLA, it almost always does.  So, now that DOL has said private sector employees … Continue reading

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IMPOSING EXTRA REQUIREMENTS TO APPROVE FMLA LEAVE LIKELY ILLEGAL A federal judge just shined a spotlight on a problem employees can encounter when they ask for FMLA leave as opposed to other kinds of leave.  The judge said the agency … Continue reading

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WHAT IS AN FMLA “QUALIFYING EXIGENCY”? The very loose answer is that it is a near emergency situation where the employee is entitled to FMLA time-off.  But the folks at the JacksonLewis law firm have put together a more complete … Continue reading

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FMLA LEGAL UPDATE The American Bar Association annually publishes a review of all the significant court cases around the country dealing with FMLA.  It is a great source of information for those folks—union and management alike—who do a lot of … Continue reading

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FMLA QUIRKS QUIZ Our fellow bloggers at Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP do a good job of keeping up with FMLA developments.  This week they published a quiz for readers to test their own command of FMLA matters.  We … Continue reading

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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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