FMLA Leave: Sometimes, It is About Putting the Pieces Together

By | Employer Law Report | May 21, 2015
FMLA Leave: Sometimes, It is About Putting the Pieces Together

Finding that the circumstances surrounding the plaintiff’s initial absence from work and his doctor’s note were enough for a reasonable jury to find that his employer was on notice of a request for FMLA protections, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the district court’s decision granting summary judgment to the employer in Festerman v. County of Wayne, 14-1950 (6th Cir. 2015).

An Open Letter to the Department of Labor Concerning the Proposed Changes to Exemptions for White Collar Regulations

An Open Letter to the Department of Labor Concerning the Proposed Changes to Exemptions for White Collar Regulations

As employers prepare themselves for potentially unwelcome proposed revisions to the white collar regulations that are expected to pose operational, business and compliance challenges, we offer the following five suggestions to the Department for the purpose of assisting the agency with simplifying and streamlining the regulations consistent with the President’s directive.

Plaintiff Alleges Violation of FMLA for Being Required to Show Mastectomy Scars Before Returning to Work

Plaintiff Alleges Violation of FMLA for Being Required to Show Mastectomy Scars Before Returning to Work

In a Complaint recently filed in a Florida federal court (Andrea Santiago v. Broward Health), social worker Andrea Santiago alleged that her employer, Broward Health, violated the FMLA when it refused to waive a policy requiring employees who took FMLA leave for surgery to allow an in-house medical clinic to examine their wounds before being allowed to return to work.