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FMLA rule revises definition of spouse - the FMLA extends leave rights to individuals in same-sex and common-law marriages
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • March 2 2015

A Final Rule issued by the Department of Labor (DOL) on February 23, 2015 has revised the definition of "spouse" under the Family and Medical Leave


Rhode Island becomes the third state to provide paid family leave for employees
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • July 16 2013

On July 11, 2013, Governor Lincoln Chafee signed into law a bill that provides employees with up to four weeks of paid leave per year to care for a


DOL issues updated and expanded FMLA regulations, forms and poster to match current law
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • February 28 2013

The wait is finally over. On the 20th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act's ("FMLA's") signing, the Department of Labor (DOL) has issued


Handicapped by association? Not according to the Massachusetts general laws
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • February 1 2012

Last month, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts held that a former employee could not successfully bring a claim of discrimination against his law firm employer based on his association with a handicapped family member.


Leaves of absence as reasonable accommodations: how long is too long?
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • June 22 2011

On May 20, 2011, the Northern District of California, denying the employer’s motion for summary judgment, held that the employer “could not enforce a maximum leave policy without first considering whether a reasonable accommodation such as an additional short term leave would be appropriate” after the employee exhausted available leave.


EEOC publishes final regulations implementing Title II of GINA
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • November 18 2010

Thanks to the decoding of the human genome, many genetic tests now exist that can help determine whether individuals may be at risk of developing specific diseases or disorders.


Have you taken steps to comply with GINA yet?
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • December 31 2009

On November 21, 2009, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), which prohibits genetic information discrimination in health coverage and employment, took effect.


Important updates regarding new EEO posters and FMLA military leave amendment
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • October 29 2009

On October 22, 2009, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") announced changes to its current EEO poster (September 2002 edition).


Recent local FMLA cases clarify employer obligations
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • June 18 2009

The Family and Medical Leave Act ("FMLA") has received much attention lately.


Are dramatic new employment laws on the horizon?
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • February 18 2009

Less than a month into the Obama administration, the news media is deluging employers with news of changes to federal employment laws.