Blogs tagged in leave/FMLA


Why You Should Care About Employment Law

Common Pitfalls for Emerging Companies

Founders of emerging companies are often first-time employers and find themselves having to wade through the dense patchwork of state and federal labor and employment laws. This can be a confusing undertaking that often requires legal counsel. However, there are a few very common employment law pitfalls that all emerging com...

Employers beware - what you say can and will be used against you

This blog was written by Darryl McCallum at Shawe Rosenthal, author of our Maryland Human Resources Manual. You can find the original and their 

Holiday stew ā€“ ingredients for a happy and non-litigious holiday

Holiday stew – we all have our own recipe, but the base is almost always the same: booze, mistletoe and a generous pinch of unapproved time off. And be sure you don't have enough time to prepare or clean up.

Join Gary Wheeler and Lori Mans for an hour as they provide the ingredients and know-how to help you salvage your holiday stew, including 1/2 half dry ...

Election leave ā€“ employer's civic duty, migraine, or just wishful thinking (election, leave!)

This blog was written by Deidra Nguyen at Littler Mendelson, which authors our Model Policies and Forms for Maine Employers. You can find the original post and their...

Disability/pregnancy practices ā€“ what not to practice

This blog was written by Robin Shea at Constangy, which authors our Model Policies and Forms for Georgia Employers and our New Jersey Human Resources Manual. You can find the 

FMLA leave before being eligible for FMLA leave

This blog was written by Thomas E. Reddin and Henry J. Thomas at Polsinelli. Polsinelli authors hrsimple resources in Missouri, Kansas and Illinois. You can find the 

No call/no show shows. No what about it.

No call. No show. Assume they quit. Find a replacement. Move on.

Then who shows up but Ms. Nocall Noshow.

Now what?

Depends on what happened, your policy, potential laws (ADA? FMLA?), disabilities, stuff, junk.

Notice: notices and forms for FMLA that were already expired now updated virtually unchanged

This blog was written by Fiona Ong at Shawe Rosenthal, author of our Maryland Human Resources Manual. You can find the original blog and their Labor & Employment Report newsletter on their webs...

School-related parental leave does not mean you forge a note from your kid

This blog was written by Jason Plowman at Polsinelli. Polsinelli authors hrsimple resources in Missouri, Kansas and Illinois. You can find the 

Round up stew: sick leave, harassment, non-compete, etc.

This blog was written by Shennan Harris at Squire Patton Boggs. Shennan is a co-author of our Wages and Hours – An Employer's Guide. You can find the 

PTO on the house!

This blog was written by Kat Cunnignham, president of Moresource Inc., a member of the Missouri Chamber. You can find the original blog post on the mobile edition of Missouri Chamber's Missouri Business

 

Traditionally, most companies have of...

No FMLA for pet's death

This blog was written by Fiona Ong at Shawe Rosenthal, our author of the Maryland Human Resources Manual. You can find the original blog post here and their Labor & Employment Report newsletter (which is excellent) 

FMLA definitions

This blog is an excerpt from our book An Employer's Guide to FMLA and ADA, authored by Nancy Van der Veer Holt at Ford Harrison LLP. For more state specific leave information, go to the Products tab above and subscribe to the Human Resources Manual for your state.

FMLA coverage for employers

As with other employment-related statutes, ...

FMLA - "leave" as in "leave the employee alone"

FMLA contains "leave", as in "the employee isn't at work" but also as in "leave the employee alone or else". See what the boundaries are to avoid the "or else" from one of our authors @Ogletree Deakins.

Paternity leave

What is paternity leave?

Sometimes referred to as “family leave” or “parental leave”, paternity leave is an excused absence from work to care for and bond with a new child - whether by birth, adoption, or foster. This leave can vary in duration and may be paid or unpaid.

Are employers required to offer paternity leave?

Paid family leave: a growing trend

Legally mandated family leave policies have a relatively short history in the United States, and a requirement that the leave be paid is even shorter. In 1993, Congress enacted the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) after finding that employees were having to choose between working and taking care of their family members. The purpose and goal of the FMLA is to assist employees in balancing ...