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A cautionary FMLA tale: “let them fix it before firing” must employees now be allowed to cure deficient medical certifications?

USA - June 26 2015 Compliance with the Family Medical Leave Act ("FMLA") is a daily challenge for employers, as more and more employees seem to take advantage of the…

EEOC Says “Yes” to Return to Work COVID-19 Testing

USA - April 28 2020 With the reopening of state economies and return-to-work on the horizon, on April 23, 2020, the EEOC issued new guidance on workplace testing for…

Alison Frimmel

10 FAQs for employers on New York City’s Earned Sick Time Act

USA - August 25 2014 New York City's Earned Sick Time Act ("ESTA" or the "Act") took effect on April 1, 2014. Effective July 30, 2014, eligible employees have a right to…

A “Smoky” Legal Issue for 2018 - Medical/Recreational Marijuana In the “Workplace”

USA - November 21 2017 Marijuana remains illegal under federal law. However, there are many states, and a few cities, which have legalized medical and recreational…

Alyssa Smilowitz

Why the “epidemic” of FMLA lawsuits?

USA - March 13 2015 The Administrative Office of the US Courts just reported a 26.3% jump in Family Medical Leave Act ("FMLA") lawsuits in 2014. These numbers are a bit…