Strict Enforcement of Attendance Procedures May Create Liability for Employers under FMLA

By Robert Meyer – March 28, 2017 Many employers include in their attendance policies a specific procedure by which employees must “call-in” to report an absence from work. Such policies typically impose disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment, when an employee fails to follow the employer’s procedure or is otherwise a “no-call,…

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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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APWU: Protect Your FMLA and USERRA Rights

(This article appears in the July/August 2014 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.) Tony D. McKinnon Sr., Industrial Relations Director The APWU has received complaints from union members recently of instances where the Postal Service is violating their rights under federal law, most notably the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) and the…

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