Usual and Customary Leave Procedures

Employers frustrated with their employees’ lack of communication during FMLA leave have found a friend in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.  In what must be described as a solid win for employers, the appellate court (which covers IL, IN and WI) affirmed the dismissal of a former employee’s Family and Medical Leave Act claim against the company that fired her after she failed to provide proper notice under the company’s policies for an extension of leave.  Brown v. Automotive Components Holdings, LLC, and Ford Motor Co.Continue Reading Failure to Follow Employer’s Leave Procedures Dooms FMLA Claim