Parental leave policies are on the rise.

Maternity. Paternity. Caregiver. You name it. I am drafting more of these policies than ever before.

So, you can imagine my interest when, last year, the EEOC sued skin care/fragrance behemoth Estée Lauder, claiming that its parental leave policies discriminated against men. According to the EEOC at

Poorly implemented FMLA policies and procedures are in the spotlight this week.  And just a few vague words and a slip up are costing two employers hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Their mistakes, however, are golden lessons for the rest of us.

Confusion Over How Much Maternity Leave is Provided

In Sad Employer Story No.

TrumpEvery other employment attorney has been offering their opinion on how the election of Donald Trump will impact employment law. So, I’d feel left out of this riveting discussion if I didn’t offer my two cents about how a Trump presidency might impact by far the most exciting area of employment law — employee medical

marissa_mayer.jpgIt seems that what Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer taketh, she giveth back.  Or something like that.  

As you will recall, Mayer made waves several months back when she banned all Yahoo employees from working from home, a rather controversial move seen by some as unfriendly to working parents. Now, in an interesting twist,

fatherhood.jpgAs a father of three, I tend to take interest in “feel good” stories about working parents.  However, in a recent ABA Journal article, an article about a working dad caught my attention for a far different reason.  The article highlighted Ariel Ayanna, who recently filed suit against his employer claiming he was terminated after taking FMLA