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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]
19 Feb 2012, 10:48 am
Posted by Jeff NowakAccording to Forbes and other news sources, Stephen Colbert has taken a leave of absence from his late-night comedy show, "The Colbert Report," to attend to his ailing 91 year-old mother. [read post]
15 Feb 2012, 5:27 am
Posted by Jeff NowakLate last month, I reported that the Department of Labor had announced proposed changes to the Family and Medical Leave Act regulations with respect to Military Family Leave, Flight Crew FMLA Eligibility and the manner in which employers calculate increments of FMLA leave. [read post]
14 Feb 2012, 9:45 am
Posted by Jeff NowakAs I reported last month, the Department of Labor has been working with the Office of Management and Budget to extend the life of its model FMLA forms, which expired on December 31, 2011. [read post]