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Jeff Nowak is a shareholder at Littler Mendelson P.C., the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management.  Jeff represents employers in all areas of labor and employment law, but his passion is the FMLA -- he eats, drinks and sleeps all things FMLA!

Kelly, an administrative assistant for Penn State Health, racked up quite a few absences over a short period of time. Some of these absences related to GI issues that ordinarily would be covered by the FMLA.

In Kelly’s case, however, she repeatedly failed to timely report these absences, which led to attendance points.

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The questions have come in all kinds of shapes and sizes.

Q: I furloughed several of my employees in 2020. Does the time on furlough count toward their FMLA eligibility?

Q: We forced an employee to take a leave of absence when they exhibited symptoms of COVID-19, which led to a multi-week leave of absence.

Last night, President-elect Joe Biden unveiled his plan to provide much-needed relief from the COVID-19 pandemic, highlighting the need for a more aggressive vaccination rollout and additional cash payments to Americans to help the country recover.

Called the American Rescue Plan, Biden’s plan is expected to cost $1.9 trillion.

Along with a general overview

FMLA and ADA friends:

You’ve known me long enough to appreciate that I don’t engage in a whole lot of shameless self-promotion.  Well, ok, some, but not so distasteful that you’ve given up on me, right?

So, can you indulge me one time?

Over the past several years, you are facing increasingly difficult FMLA, ADA

The Department of Labor is quickly catching up to the telemedicine explosion and America’s remote workplace.

In an effort to ease FMLA administration and address the lightning-fast move toward telemedicine visits during the COVID-19 pandemic, the DOL issued guidance yesterday making clear that a telemedicine visit with a health care provider can be used to

Remember my post yesterday suggesting that FFCRA would be extended to 2021?

Well, that was a false start. Throw the five-yard flag on me.

Late last night, as I read through House Speaker Pelosi’s press release announcing a stimulus deal, I focused in on the following statement that the new stimulus bill:

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