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FMLA Leave for Headache Effectively Converts Full-Time Position into Part-Time Position; Employers’ Shrieks Heard Across the Country

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This one is a real headache.Sam oversees a storage area for the Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) and during certain times of the year, his position requires a fairly extensive amount of overtime. For years, Sam has suffered from “cluster … Continue reading

Employee Benefit Implications in the Budget Bill

John Garner (for web)

The Fiscal Year 2015 Omnibus Appropriations bill (H.R. 83) has been dubbed  a “Cromnibus” bill because it includes both types of funding legislation: a Continuing Resolution (CR), which is generally a clean statement of funding at the current levels with … Continue reading

$185,000,000 AWARDED IN AUTOZONE PREGNANCY DISCRIMINATION SUIT

A federal jury in San Diego awarded $185,000,000 in punitive damages to a former Auto Zone employee after finding that the store retaliated against her when she was pregnant and eventually demoted her then fired her.  It is believed to … Continue reading