If you are injured or ill and can't immediately return to work after using all of your FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act) leave, can your employer fire you? A federal appeals court ruling indicates that your employer might be required to grant you an accommodation of some extra days or weeks, but not two months or more.
Everyone who works for a living in Milwaukee understands that employees and employers are going to have diverging points of view on a number of topics. Company owners and workers often have different ideas of what's appropriate in matters such as pay, vacation time, workplace attire and more.
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.
Because March is Women's History Month, it is time to remember some of the milestones in the ongoing fight for equal rights and equal pay.
It is unlikely that you baked a cake or threw a birthday party for one of America's most treasured worker protections. Though the Family and Medical Leave Act turned 24 a few days ago to little fanfare, the event did not pass by unnoticed.
In the final days of the Obama administration, the Department of Labor and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) updated the penalties for employment law violations.
Business Management Daily says it has been giving "sound business advice" for 75 years. The publication recently gave advice to employers who might be considering demoting a worker who is returning from a lengthy medical leave: pause.
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.
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.
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.