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DOL Issues Opinion Letter Allowing Employers to Avoid Payment for Excessive 15-Minute FMLA Breaks; Employers Yawn

USA - April 16 2018 Last June, the U.S. Department of Labor announced that it would again issue opinion letters to assist employers and employees in interpreting laws...

Your Employee Is Absent More Often Than Indicated on his FMLA Medical Certification. Now What?

USA - March 29 2018 A week doesn’t go by without a client asking me whether they can discipline an employee for exceeding the number of absences allowed on their FMLA...

Next Time You Want to Conduct FMLA Surveillance, Be Sure to Have a Good Reason Why

USA - March 1 2018 Johnnie Walker was a longtime police officer with the Pocatello Police Department, and he was tasked with investigating Scott and several other...

On This 25th Birthday of the FMLA, An Open Letter to Employers, Employees and the DOL

USA - February 5 2018 Back on February 5, 1993, President Bill Clinton signed the FMLA into law. This groundbreaking law has allowed new parents time off from their job to...

FMLA FAQ: When Is an Employer Required to Check for FMLA Eligibility? The Answer May Surprise You!

USA - January 24 2018 Whenever an employee requests FMLA leave, the employer first must check whether the employee is eligible for FMLA leave. The critical rule is at 29...