Section Newsletter Articles on Family and Medical Leave Act
Military-related FMLA provisions
, December 2012
Within the FMLA provisions are benefits framed specifically for members of the armed forces in order for family members: (i) to care for a seriously injured or ill service-member; and (ii) to assist with the civil affairs of a mobilizing, deployed or returning service-member. While the policy intent of the first rationale is readily apparent to enable an immediate relative to care for the returning veteran who is injured or ill, the second rationale’s underpinnings in civil relief may not be as easily intuitive.
Case dismissed when plaintiff fails to sign settlement agreement
Labor and Employment Law
, October 2011
In this case, the parties intended to enter into a settlement agreement and did so at the conclusion of an April 25, 2009 conference. In fact, the plaintiff affirmed her understanding of the settlement terms and indicated her acceptance of those terms on the record.
Expanded FMLA coverage is effective immediately!!
Corporate Law Departments
, March 2008
On January 28, 2008, President Bush expanded the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) when he signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008.