FMLA FAQ: Can a Chiropractor Certify FMLA Leave? And Are There Limits?

By Franczek Radelet P.C. – July 21, 2017 Backs across America must collectively be giving out, as my clients’ questions about medical certification from chiropractors are on the increase. So, I’ll hit this one head on: Is a chiropractor considered a health care provider under the FMLA? And are there any special rules that apply…

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OIG Report: Carrier Leave Without Pay for Union Activities

Background In late November 2016, Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin requested the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General (OIG) review a constituent’s allegation that a select group of postal carriers took leave without pay (LWOP) to participate in union political activities. This report responds to the senator’s request and reviews the use of overtime…

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Ivanka Trump Replies to WSJ on Paid Family Leave

By Ivanka Trump – July 4, 2017 In a rejoinder to your May 26 editorial “The Ivanka Entitlement” on President Trump’s family-leave proposal, Stephen Schwarzman lays out the robust business case for paid-leave policy (Letters, June 19). The Journal then uses Mr. Schwarzman’s response as a platform to make a policy distinction, to recognize the…

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U.S. Department of Labor will reinstate the issuance of FLSA and FMLA opinion letters

By Franczek Radelet P.C. – June 28, 2017 The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage & Hour Division announced today that it is bringing back the WHD Opinion Letter. Opinion letters have long been one of the most useful resources for lawyers and HR professionals trying to figure out how to comply with the laws enforced…

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OIG Report: Unscheduled Leave in the New York District

Background The U.S. Postal Service categorizes unscheduled leave as any absence from work that is not requested or approved in advance. Unscheduled leave could contribute to increased compensation expenses by requiring management to increase workhours and overtime hours. The OIG developed a Human Resource Risk Model (risk model) to monitor key Postal Service metrics, including…

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Trump’s Parental Leave Plan: How to Plan for the Plan

By Jodi Taylor – June 12, 2017 The White House released its 2018 budget plan in late May and amid various cuts and increases to existing agencies, paid parental leave is included as part of the plan. Other than in the handful of states with mandatory leave laws (California, New Jersey, Rhode Island and, effective…

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