Human Resources News & Insights

Coach’s firing carries an FMLA lesson for employers

Pop quiz: If an employee with a well-documented alcohol issue comes into work intoxicated, can you legally fire that employee or are you required to place him or her on FMLA leave?  

Why, how and when you must grant ADA leave

A new compliance nightmare is driving employers batty: administering leave as an accommodation under the ADA. It’s not hard to slip up and put yourself right in the crosshairs of your employees’ attorneys. 

Now that’s leave abuse: 25-year no-show finally gets himself fired

It’s tough to fight leave abuse these days. But apparently what you face is nothing compared to this organization. 

Here it comes: New domestic violence leave law hits the books

The National Football League’s recent problems with domestic violence have brought a lot of attention to the subject, and some legislators are taking advantage – pushing for more employee protections and adding to companies’ administrative burdens. 

Top 3 ADA administration mistakes employers make

One slip up involving the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) can lead to an investigation of all your company’s administrative practices — and can result in huge fines or lawsuits. 

2 new FMLA cases to make HR laugh

There’s not a lot of humor to be found in employment law, let alone the Family and Medical Leave Act. But these cases should be good for a chuckle.

New case reveals one fewer FMLA complication for HR

When it comes to employees out on FMLA who request light duty in order to return to work, employers would do well to follow this company’s example.

Rare case: When it’s OK to fire worker returning from FMLA leave

Firing someone the day they return from FMLA time? No way — unless you like spending time in court, right?

Heads up: Paid sick-leave requirement spreading

The areas where businesses are required to provide paid sick leave to employees are starting to add up. Several cities and states could be next in line.

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?