On Sept. 10, 2019, the Department of Labor issued an FMLA opinion letter stating that an employer may not delay designating paid leave as FMLA leave if the delay complies with a collective bargaining agreement (CBA) and the employee prefers that the designation be delayed.
Using Technology to Strengthen Consistency in Absence Management By Geoffrey Simpson Director of Sales & Marketing Presagia A consistent and timely approach is crucial for complying with the Family and … Read More
Accommodations and Leaves for Mental Illness By Jenny Haykin, MA, CRC Integrated Leaves & Accommodations Program Manager Puget Sound Energy Although the stigma of mental illness is declining with greater … Read More
In Easter v. Arkansas Children’s Hospital, an employee was unable to work after exhausting her FMLA leave but she had an appointment to be evaluated by a specialist less than a month later. The employer denied the additional leave and terminated her employment. The Court held there was no violation of the ADA.
2018 DMEC Compliance Conference Highlights the Future of Leave Compliance In May, DMEC held our annual FMLA/ADA Employer Compliance Conference. As always, it was an informative and fun opportunity to … Read More
A petition for certiorari was filed last week in Severson v. Heartland Woodcraft, Inc., the Seventh Circuit decision rejecting the EEOC’s position that an “inflexible” or “maximum” leave policy violates the ADA.
A recent court case addressed the question of whether a leave of absence can be a reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The case is Severson v. … Read More
AB 168: Salary History This bill prohibits employers from relying on the salary history of an applicant for employment as a factor in determining whether to offer employment or what … Read More
Many employers are focused on helping employees impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. These disasters, plus the earthquakes in Mexico should prompt employers to prepare for the next disaster, … Read More
AB 72 This new law provides that if an insured receives services in an in-network facility from an out-of-network health professional, the insured is only required to pay the out-of-network … Read More
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a final rule to implement Executive Order (EO) 13706, Establishing Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors. The EO was signed by President Barack Obama … Read More
The United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit has ruled that individual managers can be held liable for violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Under the FMLA … Read More
One of the most difficult things for human resource and workers’ compensation professionals to do is to keep up with changing state and local laws. Below is a brief summary … Read More
The City of Los Angeles has published regulations implementing its new minimum wage ordinance, which includes paid sick leave requirements, effective July 1, 2016. Employers with 25 or fewer employees … Read More