grandparentsGrandparents across America are celebrating this week.  And they have Suzan Gienapp to thank.  Here’s why:

The Facts

Suzan, who worked for Harbor Crest (a nursing home), informed her manager in January 2011 that she needed time off to care for her daughter, who was undergoing treatment for thyroid cancer.  Harbor Crest granted her FMLA

woman_pregnant_child_stomach_brother_sister.jpgEna Wages served as a property manager for one of several apartment complexes owned by Stuart Management Corp.  She began her employment on November 17, 2008, and this is significant under the FMLA because nearly one year later, on November 13, 2009, Ena’s physician restricted the number hours she could work as a result of

ABA logo 2.jpgCalling all FMLA nerds!  You’ll want to read this.

Every February, the American Bar Association’s Federal Labor Standards Legislation Committee publishes a comprehensive report of significant FMLA decisions handed down by the federal courts in the previous year. This report literally includes every FMLA decision from 2013. This year’s report is as comprehensive as always

How much is enough.jpgOne of the most difficult issues an HR professional or in-house employment counsel faces is how to deal with an employee who cannot return to work after FMLA leave expires. Is additional leave required? What law applies and what are the obligations for an employer in this situation?

Despite the uncertainty of what additional leave

Pink floyd.jpgHello…hello…hello…is there anybody in there? Just nod if you can hear me. Is there anyone home?  

Have your employees have become so evasive in their requests for medical leave that you feel like signing Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb” to get them to talk? Have no fear — you don’t have to become