Human Resources News & Insights

How do you calculate FMLA eligibility? Tell workers now

An employer is out $312,000 after a court ruled it wrongfully terminated a worker for not returning to work after exhausting his FMLA leave. The problem: The worker claimed he didn’t know his leave was exhausted because his employer didn’t tell him.

FMLA leave for domestic violence?

Another bill has been brought to Congress that could impact FMLA requirements.

Employer was generous with FMLA leave, but got sued anyway

Sometimes, no matter how generous you are with leave benefits, some employees still won’t be satisfied. The good news: You can beat them in court.

FMLA Gone Wrong: Worker Takes Leave Too Far

Here’s proof: Some people will sue employers (or ex-employers) for anything. Can you believe this guy thought he had an FMLA interference case against Southwest Airlines?

Meet the Parental Bereavement Act: It could amend FMLA

Legislation was introduced earlier this month in Congress that would expand the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

FMLA: Second opinion not enough to reject leave

The outcome of a new Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) lawsuit offers up a valuable lesson for employers.

FMLA: What employees are entitled to after a natural disaster

Recent flooding and tornadoes in the South and Midwest have raised an intriguing question for Benefits pros: Can employees take FMLA leave when a natural disaster strikes?

Alcoholics and FMLA: How far can they push the envelope?

This worker clearly had an alcohol problem. But did her employer do what was required to help her?

Report: FMLA absences up more than 10%

The amount of workers who filed for Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) job protection this year has increased by more than 10%, according to a recent report.

Tracking FMLA leave properly: Feds clear up 2 tricky issues

The Department of Labor has issued final regs clarifying when time off does — and doesn’t — qualify under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).