Tag Archives: FMLA

California Expands Family and Medical Leave Entitlements

**This is an updated version of our September 2, 2020 post.**  A new California statute will significantly expand current family and medical leave laws, by expanding the obligation to provide job-protected leave to small businesses with as few as five employees, allowing leave to be taken for additional reasons, and eliminating certain exceptions to employer … Continue Reading

California to Potentially Expand Family and Medical Leave Entitlements

**This post was updated on September 23, 2020. ** California is likely to significantly expand its family and medical leave laws, by expanding the obligation to provide job-protected leave to small businesses with as few as five employees, allowing leave to be taken for additional reasons, and eliminating certain exceptions to employer obligations to provide … Continue Reading

What Employers Need to Know About the Newly-Enacted Families First Coronavirus Act

On March 18, 2020, shortly after it was passed in the Senate by a vote of 90-8, President Trump signed H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Act (the “Act”) into law. There are two paid leave provisions of the Act that employers with fewer than 500 employees should be aware of: (1) the Emergency Family … Continue Reading

What Employers Need To Know To Prepare For Coronavirus

As the number of confirmed positive cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19” or “coronavirus”) in the U.S. continues to rise, employers must prepare for issues that will inevitably arise as the virus spreads.  While the Center for Disease Control (“CDC”) currently advises that “most people in the United States will have little immediate risk of … Continue Reading

Seventh Circuit Holds Long-Term Leave is Not a Reasonable Accommodation Under the ADA

The Seventh Circuit recently held in Severson v. Heartland Woodcraft, Inc. that a long-term leave of absence, particularly one extending beyond the twelve weeks of leave guaranteed by the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), does not warrant protection under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). Raymond Severson was terminated from his job as a … Continue Reading
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