Several weeks ago, the United States Supreme Court made a monumental decision concerning the right and legality of same-sex marriages, ruling that same-sex marriage should be legal and recognized in all states. This ruling also expanded the federal laws granting marriage rights and protections to spouses which impacts employer administration of the Family and Medical […]
The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals confirmed in the appeals case of Patrick Hurley v. Kent of Naples, Inc. that in order to be protected by the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), an employee must clearly request time away from work for an FMLA-qualifying leave. The Case Patrick Hurley, the plaintiff, indicated that he […]
The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) permits eligible employees to take fully paid leave for specific medical and family reasons. As an employer, it’s your responsibility to ensure that employees do not abuse this facility to take paid days off. Abuse of the FMLA happens more frequently than many employers might assume. About 32 percent […]
The legal definition of “spouse”, under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act has forever changed as the result of a recent ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in a case involving the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). The nation’s highest court has ruled that it is not constitutional to define marriage […]
Employers have become very cognizant of their employee’s social media use.
What is the Parental Bereavement Act? As a supervisor, you’re already familiar with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which provides eligible workers in specific situations with up to 12 weeks of protected unpaid leave and continuation of health insurance coverage. For example, FMLA protects employees caring for a newborn or bonding with an […]
What is the Family Medical Leave Act and why is it important? The Family Medical Leave Act, also known as FMLA is a law enacted in1993 which states that qualified employees have the right to access an unpaid leave for a total of up to 12 weeks during any 12-month period, and in some circumstances, […]