DOL Proposes Revisions to its Model FMLA Forms, Comments are being Accepted

The U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division is proposing revisions to its model notice of rights, certification, and designation forms under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Employers may, but are not required to, utilize the model forms to satisfy their notice requirements under the law and to obtain necessary information…

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DOL Issues Two New FMLA Opinion Letters

Organ Donation Surgery Can Qualify as Serious Health Condition Under FMLA The DOL considered whether an employee who donates an organ can qualify for leave under the Family Medical Leave Act, even when the donor is in good health before the donation and chooses to donate the organ solely to improve someone else’s health. Additionally,…

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Staples to pay former Columbia, SC employee $275,000 for FMLA violation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, May 28, 2015 Staples, Inc. and Staples Contract and Commercial, Inc. Settle Allegations that it violated the Family Medical Leave Act for $275,000 COLUMBIA, South Carolina—-  United States Attorney Bill Nettles announced today that the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of South Carolina, working alongside the United States Department…

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