Man denied life-saving surgery over 26-cent insurance dispute

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
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Employee assistance programs should be measured by achievement of objectives

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
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‘Honest Suspicion’ of FMLA Abuse Justifies Firing, Courts Rule ]

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
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Using “Rolling” Method to Calculate FMLA Leave Almost Always the Best Choice for Employers

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…
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Using “Rolling” Method to Calculate FMLA Leave Almost Always the Best Choice for Employers

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..
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Supervisor’s Comments After Employee Seeks Leave for Hysterectomy Creates Viable FMLA Claims

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&#
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Two Medical Conditions Can Equal One FMLA Serious Health Condition

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
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Legal Alert: Department of Labor Issues New Guidance Clarifying FMLA Qualifying Leave

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
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Evidence Of Employer’s Dissatisfaction Is Sufficient To Forestall Employee’s FMLA Claim

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
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DOL Issues Guidance on “Caring for an Adult Child” Under the FMLA

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..
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