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Fully Healed Policies: Court Ruling Highlights New Danger for HR
It is not uncommon for employers to have some type of company-wide policy requiring all employees on leave to get a doctor's certification that they are clear to come back to work. But as a recent case shows, if that policy is fairly rigid, it might have serious repercussions.more
Tricky Human Resources Situations
With the multitude of issues human resources professionals face, it can be difficult to know under which circumstances legal assistance is necessary. Because, when it comes down to it, there is no instruction manual.more
FMLA Ruling: Is This Loose Standard Terrible News for Your Compliance Efforts?
Thanks to a recent court ruling, it now may be even more difficult for employers to take any adverse action against an employee who is on — or has previously taken — leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).more
Top Five Ways to Prevent Intermittent FMLA Abuse
Why is intermittent leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) such a challenge for human resources? Because even under the most ideal circumstances, this type of leave is difficult to accurately administer.more
Cook County, Illinois Publishes Final Rules for Sick Leave Ordinance: Employers, Are You Ready?
On July 1, 2017, the Cook County Earned Sick Leave Ordinance goes into effect. The Ordinance (at the time of this writing) provides certain employees in approximately 2/3 of the Cook County's municipalities with paid sick time benefits.more
Facebook Photos Show FMLA Abuse, Does Court Dismiss Case?
If an employee is supposed to be on leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) because a medical condition prevents him for handling the day-to-day tasks of his job, one might think a couple of photos of him frolicking on a Caribbean island during the leave would be enough to prove he was abusing his FMLA leave. And it probably could have been.more
FMLA Violations: Expect Double Damages to be New Normal, Ruling Says
As if you need another reason to double-check your managers' Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) training, a recent court ruling just gave employers a pretty big one.more
Trump Names New Acting Chair of the EEOC
Victoria Lipnic was originally nominated by President Obama to serve as a Commissioner for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) back in 2010. Now, President Trump has named Ms. Lipnic the Acting Chair.more
A Proven Template for Firing an FMLA Abuser
A recent lawsuit and subsequent courtroom battle provides a valuable lesson in how to terminate a Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) abuser while fending off claims of interference and/or retaliation.more