images.jpgDear fellow FMLA nerds:

Can I get your vote?  What if I promised that it would only take 30 seconds out of your day, or less than the time it would take to read one of my rambling blog posts?

Last year, for the 5th consecutive year, our little FMLA blog was named one of the top 100 legal blogs by the ABA Journal. Voting is now open for the best legal blogs of 2016, and I would love to have your support!

If our FMLA Insights blog has been helpful to you in navigating the FMLA (or if you find it practically useless but nevertheless humorous in a cheesy kind of way), we would be forever grateful if you took a moment to nominate us for this year’s Blawg 100. Nominating our blog could not be any easier. Click this link and complete the (very brief) questions asked. You will be asked to provide your contact information and a simple statement about why you’re a fan of FMLA Insights.

The online form also asks you to identify your favorite blog entry over the past year. What was your favorite? Perhaps it was the guidance on how you conduct an investigation into suspected FMLA abuse after your employee posts photos of his beach vacation on social media; or maybe the post about whether cosmetic surgery is covered by FMLA (along with my “cheeky” pepper photo); how snow days affect FMLA leave; or perhaps my practical recap of my June 23 webinar with EEOC Commissioner Chai Feldblum on leave as an ADA reasonable accommodation (Part I and Part II).

Any of these blog posts (and plenty of others!) work for this nomination, which can be made here. Nominations must be submitted by this Sunday, August 7, 2016.

If you have any feedback on our FMLA Insights blog and how we might get your vote in the future, please do not hesitate to contact me: jsn@franczek.com.

Of course, I welcome your nomination. But more importantly, I am humbled by the feedback you provide nearly every day — whether it’s an email, social media shout out, or simply saying hello at a conference, I am humbled by your support of the blog.

I am indeed grateful.

Jeff