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Section Newsletter Articles on Family Medical Leave Act

FMLA FAQ: If an employee racks up both FMLA and unexcused absences, can she be terminated? By Jeff Nowak Labor and Employment Law, February 2018 The Court’s decision to dismiss the employee's FMLA claims was made easy because the employer was meticulous in documenting all of her absences.
Taking FMLA leave does not guarantee reinstatement By Michael R. Lied Employee Benefits, December 2017 Employees sometimes think taking FMLA leave insulates them from an adverse employment action. Not so, as a couple of recent cases make clear.
Taking FMLA leave does not guarantee reinstatement By Michael R. Lied Local Government Law, November 2017 Employees sometimes think taking FMLA leave insulates them from an adverse employment action. Not so, as a couple of recent cases make clear.
Taking FMLA leave does not guarantee reinstatement By Michael R. Lied Labor and Employment Law, October 2017 Employees sometimes think taking FMLA leave insulates them from an adverse employment action. Not so, as a couple of recent cases make clear.
Proof of receipt and FMLA notifications By Marji Swanson Labor and Employment Law, February 2015 When sending any required notices under the Act, no matter what form is required for notification, employers should maintain actual proof of receipt by the employee.
Timing is everything … or is it? By Lisle A. Stalter Local Government Law, August 2014 A wise attorney will advise her client to look at the basis for a Family and Medical Leave Act request. If it is a medical condition that can occur or flare up at any point in time, a certificate issued after the date of the requested/taken leave may be reliable.
Synopses of selected 2003 FMLA decisions By Alisa B. Arnoff Labor and Employment Law, April 2004 Administrative hearing officer found employee terminated for cause; employee did not appeal the decision.

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