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Top Five Curveballs to Look Out For When Dealing with the FMLA

The Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) requires covered employers to provide eligible employees with unpaid family and medical leave for certain qualifying reasons. While employers should definitely know the FMLA basics (i.e., whether they are “covered employers” who employ any “eligible employees”), here are the five FMLA potential “curveballs” that every employer should look out for when dealing with the FMLA: CONTINUE READING...

Federal Contractors Beware – New Paid Sick Leave Requirements

The U.S. Department of Labor has reported that about 40% of the U.S. private sector workforce does not have the benefit of paid time off for care of their own illnesses or those of family members. This pressure on working families was the impetus for the Executive Order signed by President Obama in September 2016, which was intended to provide economic security to working families, improve employee health and performance and to protect the public at large. CONTINUE READING...