dog-beggingDear fellow FMLA nerds:

Please indulge me for one shameless self-promotion for the year.  Last year, for the third consecutive year, our little FMLA blog was named to the ABA Journal’s 100 best legal blogs of 2013. Voting is now open for the best legal blogs of 2014, and we would love to have your support! The deadline is a bit earlier than usual — it’s August 8, 2014.

If you find value in our FMLA Insights blog, we would be forever grateful if you took a quick minute to nominate us for the 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 statement as to why you’re a fan of FMLA Insights.  If you include a memorable (or even cheesy) line or two about why the blog adds value to your professional life, the ABA Journal might even highlight your quote!

The online form also asks you to provide your favorite blog entry of 2014.  Perhaps it was the post about the employer who fired a pregnant employee days before she was eligible for FMLA leave (employers, let’s not repeat that mistake); or our leading post on the continued increase in DOL on-site visits in FMLA investigations (and what to do about them); or whether an employee can decline FMLA leave. Or maybe you fancied the humorous posts — like the one where we address whether too many trips to the potty can count as FMLA leave.  Any of them work for this nomination!

A sincere THANK YOU for following the blog and for your continuous support.  All of your very kind emails, tweets and calls about the blog mean a ton to me!