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Archive for the FMLA Issues Category


Married Or Unmarried That Is The FMLA Question!

The FMLA guidelines are extremely precise in relation to married male workers being eligible for FMLA caregiver leave provided that their wives are expecting a baby, NOT their girlfriends! This also is applicable to a lesbian and gay worker whose significant other is pregnant. The employer is not required to allow caregiver leave. On the […]

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Engage In FMLA Abuse,Expect To Be Cut Loose!

It’s unfortunate that a few can make the many. In a sad case of apparently blatantly abuse of the Family Medical Leave Act an employee actually expected the employer should extend his FMLA leave an additional 30 plus days beyond what was legally required. Not only that, after he was terminated for refusing to report […]

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Long Distance FMLA “LEAVE” Affair!

A recent court ruling (Baham v. McLane Foodservice Inc., 5th Cir., 7/1/11) of an unusual case has further defined what “care” means under the Family Medical Leave Act. The new ruling gives your employer greater control to dictate your movements when taking FMLA leave.

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FMLA Lock Down

In a recent case involving the largest telecommunications union in the U.S. a court ruled the company could require employees to remain in the area while on FMLA leave!! The case of Pellegrino v. CWA, W.D. Pa., 5-19-11, gave employers the “right” to dictate the movements of those on medical leave.

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