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Ohio Maternity Leave

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011
Posted by Tamara
Ohio, like many other states without a family or maternity leave law at the state level, must follow the guidelines for federal FMLA leave.

FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993) provides Ohio employees with up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per 12 month ... continue reading

FMLA 101 – Tennessee Maternity Leave

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011
Posted by Tamara
Tennessee does not have its own family or maternity leave laws at the state level, so employers must follow the guidelines of the federal FMLA.

FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993) provides employees with unpaid, job-protected leave for up to 12 weeks every12 month period. ... continue reading

Texas Intermittent Baby Bonding Leave

Thursday, December 9th, 2010
Posted by Tamara
Are Texas employees permitted under Texas state law to take intermittent family leave? This is a question that perplexes many employees in the state.

The answer is, it depends. There are no state laws on Texas’ books that cover family leave, so it comes under the jurisdiction ... continue reading

Colorado Intermittent Maternity Leave

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010
Posted by Tamara
In Colorado, new mothers often want to take family leave to bond with a newborn child, but instead of returning to work full time, want to continue using FMLA leave to work part-time. Colorado employers aren’t legally obligated to agree to this situation. In fact, Colorado has no family ... continue reading

FMLA 101 – Maternity Leave

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010
Posted by Tamara
The federal Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, or FMLA, applies to employers with 50 or more workers within 75 miles. The FMLA requires that an employer give an employee up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave in a 12-month period, for one of three reasons:

... continue reading

Nevada Intermittent Family Leave

Thursday, November 25th, 2010
Posted by Tamara
Some Nevada employees have wondered about their rights regarding FMLA leave and have asked, “Under what conditions is an Nevada employer required by law to grant intermittent family leave to care for a newborn baby?”

There are none. Nevada does not have a family leave law at ... continue reading

Illinois Small Business FMLA Maternity Leave

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010
Posted by Tamara
An employee works for a small business in Illinois and will soon be taking off time to have a baby. She submitted a request for FMLA leave, but her employer didn’t grant it. Is that legal?

The answer depends on several conditions.

First, there is ... continue reading

Employees Eligible for Wisconsin Family Leave

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010
Posted by Tamara
An employee often qualifies for Wisconsin FMLA when they do not work enough hours to qualify for leave under the federal FMLA.

Under the Wisconsin leave law, the employee must have worked for the employer for 52 consecutive weeks, and must have worked at least 1,000 hours ... continue reading

North Carolina Intermittent Family Leave

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010
Posted by Tamara
Some North Carolina employees have wondered if North Carolina state law allows them to take intermittent family leave.

The answer is it depends. There are no state laws on North Carolina’ books that cover family leave, so it comes under the jurisdiction of the federal FMLA (Family ... continue reading

Alabama Intermittent Family Leave

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010
Posted by Tamara
In Alabama, new mothers will often want to take family leave to bond with a newborn child, but instead of returning to work full time, want to continue using family leave to work part-time. Alabama employers are not legally obligated to agree to this arrangement. In fact, Alabama has ... continue reading

Louisiana Intermittent Family Leave

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010
Posted by Tamara
There is some confusion among Louisiana employees about their rights to take intermittent family leave for baby bonding or to care for a newborn. Employers, too, are confused and ask, “Under what conditions is a Louisiana employer required by law to grant intermittent family leave to a new parent?” ... continue reading

Missouri Intermittent Family Leave

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010
Posted by Tamara
Grace, an Missouri employee, adopted an infant in February and wants to take family leave to bond with the child. Under FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act), she is entitled to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave for certain medical and personal reasons, including bonding with ... continue reading

Iowa Intermittent Family Leave

Friday, May 28th, 2010
Posted by Tamara
When an employee has a baby, adopts a newborn or fosters a child, federal laws allow that employee to take leave to bond with that child. Usually, this leave is taken continuously, but some Iowa employees have asked if they can take this type of family leave on an ... continue reading

Illinois Intermittent Family Leave

Monday, February 8th, 2010
Posted by Tamara
Many Illinois employees have questions about taking family leave on an intermittent basis, but there is no law that an employer must permit this.

Many new mothers want to take a few weeks off work   and then return to work part-time under FMLA. However, the FMLA ... continue reading

Intermittent FMLA in Colorado

Thursday, November 12th, 2009
Posted by Tamara
The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, commonly called the FMLA, guarantees workers in Colorado and the rest of the U.S. the right to as many as 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave annually.

The time may be taken at the birth of a child or ... continue reading

Utah STD and Termination

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009
Posted by Tamara
If a Utah employee is on short term disability for 11 weeks, can he or she be terminated for being away from work too much? Is short term disability restricted to only once a year, or can a worker utilize benefits more than once per 12 months?

... continue reading

Federal Maternity Leave

Friday, August 21st, 2009
Posted by Tamara
Many employees are surprised to learn that there is no federal maternity leave law. Instead, most employees are entitled to unpaid FMLA leave for pregnancy, childbirth or baby bonding under FMLA.

The federal FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993) provides up to 12 weeks of ... continue reading

Maternity Leave in Alabama

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009
Posted by Tamara
There are a number of   states in the U.S. that have enacted family leave laws on the state level including California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Idaho, Maine, Minnesota, New Jersey, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Wisconsin.

Alabama is not one of these states, however, and workers are concerned ... continue reading

Colorado FMLA and Termination

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009
Posted by Tamara
In the majority of situations, if an employee is still unable to return to work after exhausting his or her FMLA leave, that employee could be terminated.

This is true in Colorado and elsewhere, and can apply even if the employer is a union.

The ... continue reading

Maternity Leave in Colorado

Thursday, August 13th, 2009
Posted by Tamara
Many employees wonder “Can a Colorado employee be terminated just because she is on maternity leave?”

The answer is no. Terminating an employee specifically because she is pregnant or on maternity leave is discrimination, and is prohibited by the federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) and other laws. ... continue reading

Maternity Leave in Georgia

Monday, August 10th, 2009
Posted by Tamara
Many employees wonder if it is legal to terminate an employee for taking maternity leave in Georgia. In most cases, the answer is no, but there are exceptions.  

Eleven states in the U.S. have enacted family leave laws. The laws in these states vary from each ... continue reading

Maternity Leave in Texas

Thursday, August 6th, 2009
Posted by Tamara
Under FMLA or the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, eligible employees are entitled to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for certain medical and health situations. Included in these situations are serious illness of the employer, (cancer, heart attack, etc.), caring for a seriously ill ... continue reading

Nebraska Short Term Disability

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009
Posted by Tamara
There are several programs available for employees who are injured, pregnant or have a “serious medical condition”.

A worker with a “serious medical condition” could be eligible for FMLA (Family Medical and Leave Act) leave, which provides up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave.

... continue reading

Maternity Leave in New Hampshire

Saturday, January 31st, 2009
Posted by Tamara
New Hampshire and the majority of states are covered under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA). This Act allows employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for a variety of purposes, including childbirth, adoption of a newborn, or the recent placing of ... continue reading

Maternity Leave in New York

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009
Posted by Tamara
Under federal law, a New York employee can be laid off under certain circumstances. However, generally an employee cannot be laid off solely because she is pregnant, or on maternity leave.

Several states, including New Jersey, Rhode Island, Washington and others, have enacted their own family leave ... continue reading

Intermittent FMLA in Alabama

Saturday, January 3rd, 2009
Posted by Tamara
What is the one aspect of the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 that most concerns employees and employers in Alabama?

Without question, in Alabama as well as elsewhere around the country it is the fact that the FMLA allows for so-called “intermittent, unscheduled” leave time. ... continue reading

Intermittent FMLA in Kansas

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008
Posted by Tamara
Employees in Kansas and elsewhere nationwide now have to report in advance if the employee is taking intermittent leave under the FMLA.

Under new regulations, workers must follow their companies’ call-in regulations when they take unscheduled, intermittent leave time off.

Unscheduled, intermittent leave is one ... continue reading

New Jersey FMLA and Termination

Monday, December 29th, 2008
Posted by Tamara
In New Jersey and elsewhere nationwide, with the exception of employees in some states that have passed more generous family leave laws, most workers are vulnerable to losing their jobs if their unpaid FMLA leave extends beyond 12 weeks long.

Anyone who wishes specific information about a ... continue reading

Intermittent FMLA in Massachusetts

Sunday, December 28th, 2008
Posted by Tamara
Not all employers like the fact, but the FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993) allows workers to use their unpaid, job-protected leave intermittently, as little as an hour or two at a time.

In Massachusetts as well as elsewhere around the U.S., unscheduled intermittent leave ... continue reading

Light Duty in North Dakota

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008
Posted by Tamara
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination against protected groups in employment situations. This includes workers who have been put on light duty restriction. Employers must treat these cases equally and fairly, or face illegal discrimination charges.

No federal law or North Dakota ... continue reading