November 1, 2011 (PLANSPONSOR.com) – A federal appellate court has determined that an employer’s reference of an employee’s Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave in an e-mail recommending his termination could be considered retaliation under the FMLA.
July 29, 2011 (PLANSPONSOR.com) – A court has found that an employer has no stop-loss coverage for the medical expenses of an employee that was not on Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave or covered by COBRA, per terms of the plan.
July 21, 2011 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Senator Jon Tester (D-Montana) has introduced a bill that would allow parents grieving the death of a child to receive up to 12 weeks of job-protected time-off under the Family Medical Leave Act.
March 15, 2011 (PLANSPONSOR.com) – A federal appellate court has upheld a lower court decision sanctioning the firing of an employee for not properly communicating with his supervisor while on family leave.
February 7, 2011 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Beginning on December 13, 2010, when Fair Labor Standards Act or Family and Medical Leave Act complainants are informed that the Wage and Hour Division is declining to pursue their complaints, they will also be given a toll-free number to contact a newly created ABA-Approved Attorney Referral System.
October 26, 2010 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Claims related to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) have increased by more than 10% this year, according to a report by FMLASource, an affiliate of ComPsych Corporation.
September 10, 2010 (PLANSPONSOR.com) – A jury has found that Michaels Stores violated federal labor laws in its treatment and termination of an employee who was undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer.
July 1, 2010 (PLANSPONSOR.com) – A federal appellate court has reinstated part of a lawsuit filed by a legal secretary against the Ballard Spahr LLP law firm which alleges the firm interfered with her right to take family leave.
June 23, 2010 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - The U.S. Department of Labor has clarified the definition of "son and daughter" under the Family and Medical Leave Act to ensure that an employee who assumes the role of caring for a child receives parental rights to family leave regardless of the legal or biological relationship.
May 17, 2010 (PLANSPONSOR.com) – The Massachusetts Senate has unanimously approved a measure requiring employers to give employees who are victims of domestic violence up to 15 days off, paid or unpaid, to seek medical or legal help.
March 16, 2010 (PLANSPONSOR.com) – A federal appellate court has ruled that an employee's own testimony can be used in conjunction with medical evidence to prove eligibility for Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave.
February 26, 2010 (PLANSPONSOR.com) – A federal court has found an
employer did not interfere with an employee's Family and Medical Leave Act
(FMLA) leave when it terminated him for not returning to work when expected.
February 10, 2010 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - A former clerk for a Burlington, Massachusetts,
hospital was not entitled to take medical leave for a seven-week Philippines trip during which she and her seriously ill husband attended a faith-healing event, a judge
November 18, 2009
(PLANSPONSOR.com) – The Ohio Supreme Court has agreed to take an appeal of a
long-running pregnancy discrimination case that has already drawn four formal
opinions – two favoring each side.