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Understanding FMLA Interference Claims

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) gives eligible employees the right to take 12 weeks of job-protected leave from work due to a personal or family medical need, or for the birth or adoption of a child. Employees must be notified of their rights and prevents the employer from interfering with, limiting or denying Read More

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Seventh Circuit Rules Discouraging Employees from Taking Leave Violates the FMLA

Employees eligible for FMLA protections may take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave per year. Employers and employees are also prohibited from denying, restraining or interfering with an employee attempting to exercise their FMLA rights. The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that even discouraging an employee from taking leave violates the FMLA—even Read More

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Are FMLA Leave Requests Also ADA Reasonable Accommodation Requests?

Through the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), most employers in the United States are required to provide protected and unpaid leave for certain medical and family reasons, such as the birth of a child or a serious illness. Some legal experts, however, are questioning if the FMLA protections are essentially the same as those provided Read More

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Is Asking Employees to Do a Small Amount of Work During FMLA Leave a Form of Interference?

There’s an interesting story that’s been in the news recently regarding what the limitations are for employers when their employees go on FMLA leave. The Family and Medical Leave Act allows employees who meet certain standards of eligibility to take 12 weeks of leave within a 12 month period for occasions like the birth and Read More

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