USPS Redesigns Earnings Statement Leave Sections

We revised PS Form 1223-B, Earnings Statement (known as PayStub), to provide additional information on the leave data. We intend for the changes to: Improve communication about earned annual leave (AL) balance. Better align the information on the paystub or paycheck with the leave information that is already available to employees using ePayroll. Enable employees…

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Disclosure of Medical Information Results in Retaliation and Interference Claims

By Tasos Paindiris – February 15, 2017 A United States District Court in Florida thwarted an employer’s attempt to toss the FMLA claims of an employee who sued after his medical condition was disclosed to co-workers who subsequently made fun of him. The employee requested FMLA leave after he developed a chronic condition with his…

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Nearly 300 in Richmond join lawsuit against USPS over time card manipulation

By Eric Philips – February 15, 2017 RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) – Lawyers filed a collective action complaint with about 40 plaintiffs in federal court on Monday. It claims Post Office management “required…mail carriers to work ‘off the clock’ without compensation in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.” It further claims that employee time cards…

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Dems recruit Ivanka Trump on family leave

By Mike Lillis – February 13, 2017 House Democrats see a powerful ally in their push to expand paid family leave: Ivanka Trump. President Trump’s elder daughter has been an outspoken advocate for expanding maternity benefits in the workplace, using her platform at the Republican National Convention last summer to promote the issue. That advocacy…

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USPS Handbook EL-505 Revision: Proper Completion of OWCP Claim Forms

Effective February 2, 2017, the Postal Service™ is revising Handbook EL-505, Injury Compensation, to clarify how to make changes to Forms CA-1, CA-2, CA-7, and CA-2a, when appropriate. Handbook EL-505, Injury Compensation * * * * * 2 Injury Compensation Office Setup * * * * * 2-3 Supplying Office Equipment — district HR manager…

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Can FMLA Leave Ever Be Used for the Flu?

By Margaret Bartiromo – January 27, 2017 The flu season has begun. According to the Connecticut Department of Public Health’s weekly updates, influenza activity is rapidly increasing in Connecticut and throughout the region. Since the flu is contagious, employees should be encouraged to stay home if they come down with the virus, but did you…

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