Under a recent proposal in the Wisconsin State Assembly, some part-time workers would lose Family and Medical Leave benefits. The proposal would allow businesses to deny benefits to those who work between 19 and 24 hours per week.
Much of Milwaukee's news coverage over the last few weeks of the year revolved around the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. The bill was introduced on Nov. 2 by Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin and others and signed into law on Dec. 22.
We all have our little holiday rituals. Some of us bake cookies to share over holiday meals. Others spend an inordinate amount of time wrapping presents so that they look just so, while still others put real time into thinking about the New Year's resolutions that they will make and break.
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.