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22 Jun 2012, 6:20 am
Posted by Jeff NowakHere's a question from the client inquiry line this past week, and it pops up often enough that I figured I would share: Q:  An employee on maternity leave contacted us two months into leave that she will not be returning to work at the end of FMLA leave (which now is one month away). [read post]
18 Jun 2012, 7:25 am
Posted by Jeff NowakIn a recent post, I discussed an employer's obligation to designate leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act even though the employee did not want it to be classified as FMLA leave. [read post]
1 Jun 2012, 5:14 am by Jon Hyman
— from Jeff Nowak’s FMLA Insights Labor Relations Unions Restrict What Workers Can Get Paid — from Michael Haberman’s Omega HR Solutions Appellate Court Credits Employer’s Challenge of Mock Card Check Ceremony During Union Campaign — from Labor Relations Counsel [read post]
22 May 2012, 7:09 am
Posted by Jeff NowakEmployers beware: Just when an employee gives you the left jab, look for the right hook. [read post]
16 Apr 2012, 12:06 pm
Posted by Jeff NowakOn February 15, the Department of Labor published proposed regulations to the Family and Medical Leave Act in three specific areas: 1) Military Family Leave; 2) Flight Crew FMLA Eligibility; and 3) the manner in which employers calculate increments of FMLA leave. [read post]
6 Apr 2012, 5:04 am by Jon Hyman
from Jeff Nowak’s FMLA Insights Until next week (also, remarkably, SFW): [read post]
5 Apr 2012, 6:57 am
Posted by Jeff NowakQ:  We have an employee who works four days per week. [read post]
9 Mar 2012, 5:30 am by Jon Hyman
— from Jeff Nowak’s FMLA Insights New mandates for paid sick leave raise hackles — from Labor Relations Herding home care workers into unions — from Walter Olson’s Overlawyered Workers, and NLRB, Under Attack — from The Nation [read post]
5 Mar 2012, 5:16 am by Jon Hyman
Donna’s post led to the following Twitter conversation between Donna, management-side attorney Jeff Nowak, and me: I do not believe that federal court judges (or any set of judges, for that matter) possess a predisposed hostility towards plaintiffs in employment cases. [read post]
4 Mar 2012, 10:20 pm
Posted by Jeff NowakQ:  An employee who recently returned from FMLA leave claims that a portion of his leave of absence should not count against his FMLA entitlement because he responded to a number of work-related e-mails and telephone calls while he was out. [read post]
2 Mar 2012, 5:00 am by Jon Hyman
Follow EEOC Commissioner Chai Feldblum on Twitter — from Jeff Nowak’s FMLA Insights On the EEOC radar: Pregnancy and caregiver discrimination — from John Holmquist’s Michigan Employment Law Connection When illegal interview questions are legal — from Evil HR Lady, Suzanne Lucas Linguistic Challenges in the Workplace — from Southwest Florida HR Law & Solutions Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (“GINA”)… [read post]
29 Feb 2012, 5:27 am
Posted by Jeff NowakWith the growth of blogs and other social networking like Linkedin and Twitter, news comes at us fast and furious these days. [read post]
24 Feb 2012, 5:05 am by Jon Hyman
— from Stephanie Thomas at Compensation Cafe Another Call Center Case Focuses On Off The Clock Working Time — from Wage & Hour - Development & Highlights IRS to Employers: Raise Your Hand If You’ve Misclassified Workers — from Delaware Employment Law Blog Summary of 2011 FMLA Cases: Valuable Resource to Employers — from Jeff Nowak’s FMLA Insights Stephen Colbert Provides Reminder That Family Medical Leave Is Not A Laughing… [read post]
21 Feb 2012, 10:20 pm
Posted by Jeff Nowak Each year, the American Bar Association's Federal Labor Standards Legislation Committee publishes a comprehensive report of significant FMLA decisions handed down by the federal courts in the previous year. [read post]