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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 Nov 2012, 11:15 pm
Posted by Jeff NowakThanks for the great feedback we received on our post earlier this week about Hurricane Sandy's impact on employers when it comes to issues arising under the Family and Medical Leave Act.  [read post]
24 Sep 2012, 11:30 pm
Posted by Jeff NowakLater this week, I am conducting FMLA training for management employees at one of our clients.  [read post]
31 Oct 2012, 7:40 am
Posted by Jeff NowakOur thoughts and prayers are with those on the east coast who are attempting to return to some sense of normalcy in the wake of the devastation left behind by Hurricane Sandy.  [read post]
7 Sep 2012, 6:41 am
Posted by Jeff NowakQ:  Is an Employer Liable for Overtime Pay and similar damages for an FMLA Violation?  [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]
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]
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]
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]
18 Oct 2012, 11:10 pm
Posted by Jeff NowakLast week, I responded to an FAQ that often arises for employers when administering the Family and Medical Leave Act: How do employers count unexcused absences when an employee does not return medical certification?  [read post]
3 Oct 2012, 6:45 am
Posted by Jeff NowakThe Family and Medical Leave Act and its regulations tell us that an employer must return an employee to the same or an equivalent position upon return from FMLA leave.  [read post]
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]
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]
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]
12 Sep 2012, 11:15 pm
Posted by Jeff NowakOften enough, HR professionals tell me that they have a difficult time recognizing when an employee has provided adequate notice of the need for leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act.  [read post]