CALLING ALL FMLA MAVENS

In an ideal world, each union local has a steward or officer who is the employees’ expert/ specialist/whiz/maven in FMLA matters, i.e., someone who knows more than the ten most common things about the law and how to get the answer to the tougher, more unusual questions.  If your local does, then s/he should be familiar with the American Bar Association’s annual summary of the latest FMLA court decisions. We recommend the local’s expert read through it when issued—even if there is not a pending local dispute. That can open one’s eyes to possibilities for helping employees.  This year’s edition summarizes 47 Federal Circuit Court decisions—and over 100 lower court rulings, reducing the precedent to a few lines each. Here are some of the topics addressed.

  • CHAPTER 3. ELIGIBILITY OF EMPLOYEES FOR LEAVE
  • CHAPTER 4. ENTITLEMENT OF EMPLOYEES TO LEAVE
  • CHAPTER 5. LENGTH AND SCHEDULING OF LEAVE
  • CHAPTER 6. NOTICE AND INFORMATION REQUIREMENTS
  • CHAPTER 7. PAY AND BENEFITS DURING LEAVE
  • CHAPTER 8. RESTORATION RIGHTS
  • CHAPTER 9. INTERRELATIONSHIP WITH OTHER LAWS, EMPLOYER PRACTICES, AND COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENTS
  • CHAPTER 10. INTERFERENCE, DISCRIMINATION, AND RETALIATION CLAIMS

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FEDSMILL staff has over 40 years of federal sector labor relations experience on the union as well as management side of the table and even some time as a neutral.
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