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Creating Practical FMLA and ADA Training for Your Managers: Recap of our Webinar

Thanks to those who attended my webinar last week with Matt Morris on “Six Ways Your Managers Are Causing FMLA & ADA Leave Lawsuits, and How to Train Them to Stop.” A link to the recording can be accessed here (just requires providing some basic info about you) and the presentation PowerPoint can be downloaded here. To those who … Continue Reading

Requiring Employees to Return to Work With No Restrictions or To Be "100% Healed" is a Huge Risk for Employers

There must be something in the water.  Over the past few months alone, I have reviewed a number of employers’ policies and correspondence regarding an employee’s return to work from a leave of absence.  What has been surprising to me is the number of employer policies that require an employee to return from leave with “no … Continue Reading

U.S. Supreme Court Rules That State Employees Cannot Sue under "Self-Care" Provisions of the FMLA

That pesky State of Maryland! (Not that I hold grudges all these years after your Maryland Terapins beat my Indiana Hoosiers for the 2002 NCAA basketball championship!)  With a little assistance from the U.S. Supreme Court, the State of Maryland avoided potential FMLA liability yesterday in Coleman v. State of Maryland Court of Appeals when … Continue Reading

Life After Wal-Mart v. Dukes: Is the FMLA the New Breeding Ground for Class Actions?

For several weeks now, attorneys and legal academics across the country have dissected the U.S. Supreme Court’s Wal-Mart v. Dukes (pdf) decision, which shut the door to a 1.5 million class of current and former female Wal-Mart employees who are claiming that they were denied pay increases and promotions because of their gender.  In striking down class … Continue Reading
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