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California School Visitation Law

Friday, March 25th, 2011
Posted by Tamara
Parents and guardians in several states, including California, Illinois and Colorado, are allowed to take unpaid leave to attend school events, such as parent-teacher conferences.

California parents, guardians and grandparents with custody of K-12 children may school visitation leave, too. In fact, California has two separate school ... continue reading

Illinois School Visitation Law

Friday, March 18th, 2011
Posted by Tamara
There are many states in the U.S. that provide employees with time off to attend school events. Among those states are North Carolina, Minnesota, Massachusetts and Nevada. In these states, a parent or guardian of a kindergarten through grade 12 child may take leave for parent-teacher conferences and classroom ... continue reading

Minnesota School Visitation Law

Friday, March 11th, 2011
Posted by Tamara
Employers in several states, including Minnesota, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont and Nevada, are required to provide employees with unpaid leave to attend school events.

California has instituted two school visitation laws which prevent businesses from taking negative action against workers who take time off for classroom events. ... continue reading

Rhode Island School Visitation Law

Friday, March 4th, 2011
Posted by Tamara
Several states, including Rhode Island, Vermont, California, Illinois and Colorado, have enacted laws at the state level regarding leave for school events. Employers in these states are required to give employees unpaid time of to attend events such as parent-teacher conferences and classroom events.

There are two ... continue reading

South Carolina Intermittent Family Leave

Thursday, November 18th, 2010
Posted by Tamara
Liz, a South Carolina employee, adopted an infant in February and wants to take family leave to care for the child. Under FMLA, the federal Family and Medical Leave Act, she is entitled to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave to bond with a newborn, with ... continue reading

Wisconsin Family Leave Law

Thursday, August 19th, 2010
Posted by Tamara
How does the Wisconsin family leave law compare with the federal Family and Medical Leave Act? Many employees wonder about this.   

The Wisconsin family leave law allows less leave in some circumstances, and designates the purpose of leave. However, some employees who do not qualify for ... continue reading

Tennessee Child Support Rules

Monday, July 19th, 2010
Posted by Tamara
In Tennessee, court ordered child support is enforced by the Tennessee Department of Human Services. In Tennessee, unlike many other states, the DHS will also enforce an order for spousal support (sometimes called alimony) if it is issued in conjunction with a court order for child support.

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Michigan Child Support

Thursday, July 15th, 2010
Posted by Tamara
The Michigan Department of Human Services or DHS enforces child support laws in the state. The agency offers free enforcement and assistance to custodial parents, those who must pay court-ordered child support, and parents of children under 18 when one parent does not live with the child.

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North Dakota Child Support Pilot Program

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010
Posted by Tamara
The North Dakota Department of Human Services or ND DHS enforces court-ordered child support in the state.

Child Support Enforcement Director Mike Schwindt reports that the agency collected more child support in March 2010 than in any other month so far, collecting $13 million in child support ... continue reading

Iowa Child Support Enforcement

Friday, July 9th, 2010
Posted by Tamara
In Iowa, the Child Support Recovery Unit or CSRU is a specific branch of the Iowa Department of Human Services. The CSRU is responsible for tracking down deadbeat fathers and mothers who are behind in their child support, and collecting payments. The state also enforces any court ruling that ... continue reading

Iowa Child Support

Monday, July 5th, 2010
Posted by Tamara
In Iowa as in other states, the non-custodial parent often must pay child support under a court order. This is based on the theory that both parents should financially contribute to the child’s support, even if only one parent has custody.

Shared custody arrangements are popular partly ... continue reading

New FMLA Leave for Aunts, Uncles, Grandparents, Stepparents, Gay Parents

Thursday, July 1st, 2010
Posted by Tamara
The U.S. Department of Labor recently ruled that aunts, uncles, grandparents, stepparents and others who are caring for a child are eligible for FMLA.  

FMLA has always included a provision that a parent can take up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected FMLA leave to care ... continue reading

Alabama Vacation Law

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010
Posted by Tamara
There is no law that an Alabama employer must offer paid vacations to workers. This is entirely a matter of company policy. In fact, there is no law that an employer must offer even unpaid vacations (or time off) to employees.

If an employer offers paid vacations ... continue reading

Wyoming Job Security under FMLA

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008
Posted by Tamara

Questions about the guidelines imposed by the federal Family and Medical Leave Act have presented some difficulties for employees in Wyoming. Specifically, exactly what protections does FMLA provide for employees? There are some who have argued that FMLA promises employees that they will be returned to their previous jobs upon ... continue reading

New Hampshire Job Security Under FMLA

Monday, March 31st, 2008
Posted by Tamara

Employees in New Hampshire frequently have questions regarding the federal FMLA laws and regulations. For instance, many people wonder whether or not the employer that they work for has to keep their job open while they are on leave. In a way, the answer to this question is yes. Under ... continue reading

FMLA Nevada

Saturday, March 29th, 2008
Posted by Diane

Many employees in Nevada are able to take time away from work under the Family and Medical Leave Act if they need to tend to a qualifying medical condition that relates to them or to a family member. The FMLA is a federal Act that pertains not only to employees ... continue reading

FMLA Missouri

Friday, March 28th, 2008
Posted by Diane

Employees across the state of Missouri may be able to take up to 12 weeks off of work each year if they need to tend to a qualifying family or medical related issue. The Family and Medical Leave Act is in place in order to ensure that employees across the ... continue reading

FMLA Mississippi

Friday, March 28th, 2008
Posted by Diane

Employees in Mississippi may be covered by the Family and Medical Leave Act if they wish to take time off of work in order to care for a qualifying family or medical related issue. However, even though the Act is a federal Act that could apply to employees in all ... continue reading

Texas Job Security Under FMLA

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008
Posted by Tamara

There have been frequent questions posed by workers in Texas about the rules of the Family and Medical Leave Act. Some workers believe that employers are under some sort of obligation to hold their jobs open for them if they have to go out on FMLA leave. This is technically ... continue reading

Tennessee Job Security Under FMLA

Friday, March 21st, 2008
Posted by Tamara

In Tennessee, the Family and Medical Leave Act presents some confusing questions for many employees. For example, many employees have received conflicting information about the obligation of companies to keep their jobs open for them if they should have to go on FMLA leave.

Employees can take leave under ... continue reading

Kentucky Job Security under FMLA

Thursday, March 20th, 2008
Posted by Tamara

The federal Family and Medical Leave Act has presented an abundance of questions and concerns for workers in the state of Kentucky. One of the more popular questions is, do employers have an obligation to hold jobs open for workers who go out on FMLA leave?

Employees can take ... continue reading

FMLA Montana

Thursday, March 13th, 2008
Posted by Diane

The Family and Medical Leave Act is the federal Act that ensures that employees may be able to take time away from work in order to tend to qualifying medical conditions that relate to themselves or to covered family members. Because the Act is a federal Act, it may apply ... continue reading

FMLA West Virginia

Tuesday, March 11th, 2008
Posted by Diane

The Family and Medical Leave Act applies to many employees in the state of West Virginia that work for covered employers. Because the Act is a federal Act, employees in all states may be covered; not just employees in Virginia.

When an employee has a worked for a covered ... continue reading

FMLA Washington

Monday, March 10th, 2008
Posted by Diane

The Family and Medical Leave Act applies to many employees that work in the state of Washington. However, the Act does not only apply to employees in Washington, as it is a federal Act. It can apply to employees in all states across the country,

When an employee needs ... continue reading

FMLA New Hampshire

Monday, March 10th, 2008
Posted by Diane

The Family and Medical Leave Act is a federal Act that applies to many employees in states across the country. The Act is in place in order to ensure that when a covered employee needs to take time off of work in order to tend to medical or family related ... continue reading

FMLA New Mexico

Friday, March 7th, 2008
Posted by Diane

The Family and Medical Leave Act is a federal Act that applies to many employees in states across the country. Because the Act is a federal Act, it could apply to employees in the state of New Mexico in much the same way that it applies to employees in any ... continue reading

FMLA Michigan

Friday, March 7th, 2008
Posted by Diane

The Family and Medical Leave Act is a federal Act that is in place for workers across the country. The Act helps to ensure that when an employee needs to take time off of work for a covered medical condition, the employee can take up to 12 weeks off, as ... continue reading

FMLA Massachusetts

Thursday, March 6th, 2008
Posted by Diane

The Family and Medical Leave Act is a federal Act that helps to ensure that employees can take time away from work for covered reasons and not be discriminated against by the employer for doing so. The Act also helps to ensure that if an employee does need to take ... continue reading

FMLA Kansas

Thursday, March 6th, 2008
Posted by Diane

The Family and medical Leave Act is a federal Act that is in place for employers and employees in states across the country. The Act helps to ensure that if an employee needs to take time away from work for a qualifying medical condition, the employee can take up to ... continue reading

FMLA in Iowa

Monday, March 3rd, 2008
Posted by Diane

The Family and Medical Leave Act is a federal Act that is in place for workers and employers across the country that qualify for coverage. Not all workers will qualify for coverage, though. However, because the Act is a federal Act, employers and employees in Iowa may be eligible for ... continue reading