Six blog posts every HR person and business owner should read

I have an admission to make. I enjoy reading what lawyers write. Not all of them, but three lawyers in particular. They make this “lawyer stuff” interesting. I read many more than these three, but they in particular make it fun. I have selected two posts from each lawyer that I think present information that …

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Did you know that having a migraine headache qualifies an employee for FMLA coverage?

I happen to know several people that suffer from migraine headaches. They can be a major annoyance all the way to a debilitating condition. Some people just cannot function when such an attack occurs. Turns out they can also be a major pain for employers if they do not deal with them correctly. As my …

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How to get an FMLA lawsuit in one easy step

  The Family and Medical Leave Act turned 20 years old earlier this year, yet it remains problematic for many employers. As an old saying goes “the devil is in the details.” Missing those details is how you get an FMLA lawsuit. The definition of “equivalent” According to Fact Sheet #28 on the FMLA “Upon …

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16 Weeks for Mom and 8 weeks for Dad, gender discrimination?

  On April 30th Yahoo changed its parental leave policy. Of course because it was Yahoo, which previously eliminated its telecommuting policy, the fact that they instituted a very friendly parental leave policy made the news. The company instituted a policy that allowed 16 weeks of maternity leave and 8 weeks of paternity leave. This …

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Five Fabulous Posts on the FMLA

  The Fifth of February was the 20th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act. I tweeted, and got some chuckles, that here it was 20 years old and we still did not have it figured out. Unfortunately I was only half joking. It is still a big unknown for many. For one thing …

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Ok, You Delivered the News, Now Shut Up.

Jeff Nowak of FMLA Insights wrote about a FMLA case that you have to read to believe. It is the case of a woman who was taking FMLA for her personal health condition. Simple enough, but the company just made things worse by saying things they should not have. One of the points was that …

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Three Great Reads in HR

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtYQFpjbBPk[/youtube] Today I have three great reads in HR which might get you hopping. First up is from Jeff Nowak and his blog FMLA Insights. He answers a question on whether you can require an employee who has been out on intermittent FMLA to make up the time. What do you think? Check out FMLA …

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FMLA Leave Expanded by Federal Court Decision

The definition of when an employee is protected by FMLA was recently expanded by a decision of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. According to attorneys Jeff Nowak and Eric B. Meyer the decision on Pereda v. Brookdale Senior Living Communities, Inc. altered how a request for FMLA leave must be considered. According to Eric “…in …

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