Tag Archives: FMLA

Work, Life Balance: 20 years of the Family and Medical Leave Act

The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) is meant to alleviate some of the “work, life” problems that arise every day in families across the country. FMLA is a federal law that requires employers to provide employees leave for qualified medical and family reasons, without risk to the employees job. The law sought […]

California Domestic Worker Bill of Rights Passes CA State Assembly

California is attempting to follow in the footsteps of states such as New York and guarantee Domestic Workers basic labor protections, including overtime pay, meal and rest breaks and adequate sleeping conditions for live-in workers.   A.B. 889, 2011-2012 Cal. St. Assemb. Reg. Sess. (Ca. 2012). In 2011 the New York Legislature passed a Domestic Workers […]

“Honest Belief” May Shield Employers

Recently, in Seeger v. Cincinnati Bell Telephone Co.(CBT),  the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals held that CBT’s “honest belief” that Seeger had engaged in disability fraud shielded it from liability for retaliatory termination under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Seeger, a long time employee with CBT, developed a herniated disc in August 2007, and […]

Federal Register Update from the DOL Wage & Hour Division on FMLA

According to Workplace Prof Blog, the Department of Labor’s Wage & Hour Division has posted in the Federal Register a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking related to the Family Medical Leave Act.  Here’s a summary of what will be covered: The Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division proposes to revise certain regulations of the Family and Medical […]

DOL Proposes Rule Implementing FMLA Expansion for Military Caregivers, Flight Crew Members

The Department of Labor has released a proposed rule that implements the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) amendments made by the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2010 (FY 2010 NDAA) and the Airline Flight Crew Technical Corrections Act. Both laws enacted in 2009 entitle more employees to FMLA leave. The FY 2010 NDAA […]