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Photo of Jodi Slavik
Feb 02 2016
Q&ALeave Laws  

What is the FMLA’s rule about 50 employees within 75 miles?

Q: We have employees at two small facilities in towns that are 60 miles away from each other. One facility has 10 employees and the other has 43. An employee at the 10-employee site has requested leave under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). We don’t believe he qualifies for FMLA because each facility has less than 50 employees. Is that correct?

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Photo of Sean Brown
Jan 19 2016
Q&ALeave LawsWorkers’ Comp  

Does the FMLA apply to on-the-job injuries?

Q: Our employee was injured on-the-job and is currently off work under a workers’ compensation claim. Does the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) apply when an employee is off work for a workers’ comp claim?

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Photo of Karen Davis
Dec 18 2015
Leave Laws  

Final Oregon paid sick leave rules and notices have been published

The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) recently published final rules on the new Oregon paid sick leave law, which takes effect on January 1, 2016.

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Dec 16 2015
Q&ALeave Laws

Does the Oregon Sick Leave law require us to provide more time off?

Q: Can I use my existing paid time off policy to comply with the new Oregon Sick Leave law without adding any additional time off?

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Photo of Lorraine Hoffman
Dec 11 2015
Q&ALeave Laws  

Do we have to pay our exempt employees while they are on a one or two day military leave?

Q: We have an exempt employee who is in the National Guard. He requested a single day off for duty. Since he’s a salaried employee and he’s working during that pay period do we have to pay him his full salary?

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Dec 03 2015
Leave Laws

Two-week cruise does not qualify for FMLA leave

A win for employers came recently when a federal district court determined two weeks’ leave to go on a cruise did not qualify for leave under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) because it was not medically necessary and the employee was still able to perform the essential work functions of her position during the absence.

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Nov 23 2015
Q&ADisabilityLeave Laws  

What is the law regarding pregnancy time off in Washington?

Q: We recently found out that one of our employees is five months pregnant, and may need to be on bed rest for the remainder of her pregnancy. We’re a small company; are we legally required to give her the time off?

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Photo of Karen Davis
Oct 15 2015
Harassment & DiscriminationLabor RelationsLeave LawsSafety and HealthWage and Hour  

California Employers: More 2015 bills signed

Governor Jerry Brown has signed more bills from the 2015 California legislative session that affect employers, some of which are extremely significant.

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