Article Written by: Eric Pfeiffer Taken From: Yahoo News man seeking treatment for a life-threatening illness had his health further jeopardized when his employer and health insurance company tried to cancel his coverage over a 26-cent dispute. The New Jersey Star-Ledger reports
Midsize employers seeking to gauge the effectiveness of their employee assistance programs should focus on whether the EAP is achieving the objectives set when it was implemented. For example, if the employer instituted an EAP as part of a risk management program designed to reduce oc
A multibillion-dollar corporation that hired a private investigator to combat excessive employee absenteeism and suspected FMLA abuse withstood an interference and retaliation claim by a fired factory worker in a case brought before the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. The case is S
There are a number of discussions happening lately about updating handbook provisions and social media policies to ward off a suddenly over-zealous National Labor Relations Board. And this advice certainly is well taken. Read More…
There are a number of discussions happening lately about updating handbook provisions and social media policies to ward off a suddenly over-zealous National Labor Relations Board. And this advice certainly is well taken. Read More..
Remember a few months back when I warned employers to be wary of eliminating the position of an employee who days earlier requested several weeks off for surgery? Let me take that advice one step further: if an employee informs you that she needs leave to undergo a hysterectomy, don
Employers beware: Just when an employee gives you the left jab, look for the right hook. The combination of the two, as far as the Family and Medical Leave Act is concerned, can knock employers out. As reported by my colleague, Scott Cruz, last week, an employee may be able to add u
Executive Summary: The Department of Labor (DOL) has clarified the definition of “son or daughter” to now permit an eligible employee to take leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to care for an adult child who is incapable of self-care because of a disabilit
An employee’s documented performance issues and his employer’s concerns about his completion of a project were evidence that the employee’s termination would have taken place independent of the employee’s use of leave under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), according to the Tenth C
Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Labor issued an Administrator’s Interpretation (AI) to clarify the factors an employer must consider when an employee requests leave to care for an adult child. Read More..