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Jan 22 2015
Leave Laws  

Employer cannot terminate for unmet sales goals when FMLA leave reduced sales

An employer violated the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) when an account executive who took five weeks of FMLA leave was subsequently disciplined and terminated for failure to achieve her sales goals.

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Dec 22 2014
Leave Laws  

Taking FMLA into Account Could Create Liability

An ICU nurse who left her hospital and subsequently took leave under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) at her new employer was suspicious when she was not rehired for multiple positions she applied for at her former employer.

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Dec 03 2014
Q&ALeave Laws

Choose the FMLA leave year wisely or you could be allowing double usage

Q: Can an employee be eligible for 12 weeks of parental leave, twice in a row, for the same baby under FMLA?

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Nov 10 2014
Q&ALeave Laws

How does California’s new sick leave law impact PTO policies?

Q: We have a PTO policy, which offers employees paid time off for a variety of reasons including sickness. Does our policy comply with California’s new sick leave law?

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Sep 29 2014
Leave Laws  

Actual Notice of FMLA Necessary to Hold Employees Accountable

An employer’s failure to prove that it gave the required notices under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) led to an employee suing the employer for being terminated for failing to return from leave within 12 weeks.

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Sep 24 2014
Q&ALeave Laws  

What does reemployment of a veteran really mean?

Q: An employee left three years ago and told us he was pursuing a career in the Navy. Yesterday he showed up asking for his old job back. Do we have to rehire him?

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Sep 16 2014
Leave Laws  

CALIFORNIA: California adopts mandatory paid sick leave

On September 10, Governor Brown signed into law the “Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014,” (AB 1522) granting paid sick leave to virtually all employees in the state. The new law will take effect on July 1, 2015.

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Sep 11 2014
Q&ALeave Laws  

How does military leave impact use of vacation time?

Q: Can we require an employee taking military leave to use accrued vacation? Conversely, do we have to allow an employee taking military leave to use accrued vacation?

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Jul 17 2014
Leave Laws  

CALIFORNIA: More family members covered by paid family leave

Effective July 1, 2014, employees in California may take paid family leave to care for a grandparent, grandchild, sibling, or parent-in-law with a serious health condition.

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Jun 17 2014
Leave Laws  

CALIFORNIA: Leave of absence for pregnant employee may not be reasonable accommodation

Granting a leave of absence instead of workplace accommodations to a pregnant employee may not have been reasonable under California law, ruled a federal district court in California.

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