Serious Health Condition

hurricane sandy.jpgOur thoughts and prayers are with those on the east coast who are attempting to return to some sense of normalcy in the wake of the devastation left behind by Hurricane Sandy

Natural disasters like Sandy raise a host of issues for employers: how do you pay your employees during during suspended operations?  Whether

flood.jpgNatural disasters like the kind we recently have witnessed in the flood-ravaged areas of the southern United States raise a host of issues for employers.  Some wonder whether they are required to pay their employees during suspended operations; others are unsure whether and to what extent health benefits should be offered.  But what about an

Q: Can an employee take FMLA leave due to a cold or the flu? 

A: Yes, if it otherwise meets the definition of a “serious health condition.”

This question is confusing to many employers, and even some folks who hold themselves out FMLA experts. The source of this confusion is a misleading passage in the