FMLA and the “12-MONTH” Devil in the Details. Facts from Julie M. Young, Esq. (Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs)

The Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) ostensibly provides a straightforward employee benefit. However, for the uninformed employer, the “devil is in the details” of FMLA rights.The FMLA allows an eligible employee to take off from up to 12 weeks of unpaid medical leave in a 12-month period. To be […]

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EEOC Guidance Addresses Disability-Related Inquiries and Medical Examinations of Employees Under the ADA

The Americans With Disabilities Act (“ADA”) limits an employer’s ability to make disability-related inquiries or require medical examinations at three stages: pre-offer of employment, post-conditional offer of employment, and during employment. The EEOC previously issued a guidance on pre-employment disability-related inquiries and medical examinations, in which it addressed the ADA’s […]

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DOT Announces Stiffer Drug Testing Rules

The Transportation Department has announced new rules for drug testing required as a safety precaution of millions of transportation workers. The changes are intended in part to protect workers’ rights, according to a department release.The most significant changes, released Thursday, involve “validity testing,” which is meant to detect specimens that […]

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Who’s Stealing? Watch Your Employees!

The average organization loses more than $9.00 a day due to employee theft,fraud, and abuse, according to a recent study conducted by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). The average organization loses approximately 6% of its total annual revenue to fraud and abuse committed by its own employees. Fraud […]

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