Tag: Family Medical Leave Act


Case Study: Appeals Court Gives Tough Break to Employers on ‘Essential’ Duties

February 21, 2023

Via: HR Hero

Within the last year, interesting trends have emerged from federal courts on a variety of important ADA issues. Striking somewhat of a balance, courts have tended to be more favorable to employers in deciding which functions of a job are […]

Development & Evaluation, Employee development

Faces of HR: Erin Dertouzos on the Value of Pivoting, Psychological Safety and Probity

January 20, 2023

Via: HR Hero

Meet Erin Dertouzos, Chief People Officer at strongDM – a people-first access platform that gives technical staff access to the infrastructure they need to be productive. Erin believes that recruitment is about having the right people in the right roles […]


Discipline Notes Critical in FMLA Claims

September 19, 2022

Via: HR Hero

One of the things that happens with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a disconnect between the complex structure of the FMLA and its practical application. Plaintiffs’ attorneys will sometimes assert that they don’t understand how there could […]

Workplace wellness

Recertification Request Does Not Interference with FMLA Rights

February 16, 2022

Via: HR Hero

An employer’s request for medical recertification to establish eligibility for Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave didn’t violate the Act, the U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals (which covers Arkansas) recently ruled. Missing 16 consecutive days rather than the […]

Research, Software

The Cost of Ignoring the Americans With Disabilities Act: $2 Million

February 26, 2020

Via: Evil HR Lady

Anthony Morelli had permanent nerve damage that caused spasms. His doctor put him on some restrictions: no heavy lifting and every four to six months, he needs to spend two days in bed after receiving treatment. The company he worked […]


DOL: Employees can’t opt out of FMLA protection

March 18, 2019

Via: HR Dive

DOL’s position means that an employer may not allow employees to use paid sick leave, vacation or other types of leave instead of FMLA leave, even if that’s what they say they prefer. Employers may require workers to run leaves […]


Workplace Pregnancy Protection Laws: More Than Just Family Medical Leave Act

November 15, 2018

Via: Workforce

When we think of pregnancy protection, most of us immediately think of maternity leave — the colloquial term for the 12 weeks of federally mandated unpaid leave available to new mothers under the Family and Medical Leave Act. Some employers […]

Communication, Software

HR Leaders Beware: Employer Liability and FMLA

September 27, 2017

Via: Spark

Employer liability for FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) violations can be a tricky topic for HR leaders, especially considering a recent ruling from the Second Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals. The court’s decision in Graziadio v. Culinary Institute […]