Human Resources News & Insights

When does ADA leave become unreasonable? Courts & EEOC say …

Many questions spring up for employers when an employee exhausts their FMLA leave but still can’t return to work. Are you required to give them more leave under the ADA? If so, how much additional leave is too much? Can you fire them for needing too much time off? 

FMLA violations: Expect double damages to be new normal, ruling says

As if you needed another reason to double-check your managers’ Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) training. Still, a recent court ruling just gave employers a pretty big one. 

9 FMLA record-keeping requirements employers need to know

When an employee goes on leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), it can pay to double-check that your FMLA record-keeping processes are up to snuff, in case your FMLA administration/processes are ever called into question. 

Why the new ADA’s an even bigger pain than you thought

The new ADA substantially expanded the pool of employees who might be classified as disabled. But there’s more: It will also affect how you handle FMLA leave and potential GINA violations.

Is there a legal time bomb in your employment agreement?

Many companies ask new hires to sign an agreement that limits the time an employee has to file a workplace claim. A recent court ruling could make those employers change their minds.

FMLA: Court says red tape trumps common sense

Here’s proof that there’s no bigger pain in the butt for employers than the Family and Medical Leave Act.

One small mistake, big FMLA consequences

When it comes to the Family and Medical Leave Act, little things mean a lot. Especially little mistakes like miscalculating an employee’s remaining FMLA leave entitlement.

COBRA subsidy — and lawsuit victory — denied

Recently terminated employees may not find suing your company over a denied COBRA subsidy credit as easy as you might have feared.

Test your HR knowledge: The rules on pregnant employees

The Family and Medical Leave Act has some special rules dealing with pregnant employees. Test your knowledge of those rules by taking this quick quiz.

FMLA and the flu: Which absences are (and aren’t) covered

Should the a pandemic flu like the H1N1 virus strike at your workplace, which absences can be unpaid under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)? The answer in some circumstances may surprise you.