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Posts tagged "Family and Medical Leave Act"

Survey: Many workers can’t afford family or medical leave

The Family and Medical Leave Act has been around nearly a quarter of a century, helping Americans take care of important medical issues and loved ones without fear of losing their jobs. The law's benefits are sometimes taken for granted, but a new study suggests that low-income workers are often unable to take advantage of FMLA's benefits or are uncomfortable doing so.

FMLA benefits clarified by court for Milwaukee employer

The U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals recently delivered a series of setbacks to a Milwaukee company. Not only did the court uphold a jury's verdict against Miller Compressing Company, but it also ruled that the plaintiff's attorney fees must be paid.

Trying to figure out employer's thoughts in FMLA case

Virtually every employee has wondered at one time or another what their employer is thinking. The online publication HR Dive gives human resources professionals information about their industry, while giving the rest of us insight into what employers, managers and the folks in HR are thinking.

Good advice on an FMLA question

People misunderstand each other. It is simply part of the human condition. But when an HR director misunderstands an employee's use of Family and Medical Leave Act benefits, it can sometimes lead to inappropriate treatment of the worker that can include a denial of FMLA benefits or termination from a job.

Report: Employees using courts to protect FMLA rights

Virtually everyone is agreed that red tape makes government bureaucracy a nightmare. So it is perhaps not surprising that workers are increasingly using the courts rather than the Labor Department when Family and Medical Leave Act rights have been violated.

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