The U.S. Department of Labor FMLA Branch Chief Helen Applewhaite recently announced the agencies’ renewed focus on conducting more on-site compliance investigations (“pivotal year for FMLA enforcement”). The DOL’s stated intent is two-fold: (1) to increase its investigators’ access to information; and (2) save time by reviewing the employer’s documents… Continue Reading
On Feb. 5, 2014, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) reintroduced a Bill, that if passed, would extend both who is covered and what is covered under the Federal and Medical Leave Act.
Who: Extending leave protections under the FMLA to employers with 25 or more employees, a lower threshold than the current… Continue Reading
Two weeks ago, the Secretary of Labor announced a proposed rule that would extend the benefits and protections of the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) to employees in same-sex marriages, regardless of where they live. Currently, only spouses in a same-sex marriage who live in a… Continue Reading
The interplay between staffing agencies and client companies continues to be a common source of litigation, including an increase in cases under the Family and Medical Leave Act (the “FMLA”). Following on the heels of a Fifth Circuit ruling clarifying the FMLA obligations allocated to each of… Continue Reading
Companies use temporary or leased employees for many reasons—to assist with seasonal work or temporary projects, to afford flexibility with a workload that might vary by customer demands, and sometimes in an effort to avoid responsibilities or liability that might result from an employment relationship. This strategy can… Continue Reading