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Intermittent FMLA in Utah

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008
Posted by Tamara
The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) allows eligible employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per 12 month period for certain personal and medical conditions. To be eligible an employee must have worked for that employer at least 1,250 hours in the ... continue reading

Wisconsin Job Security Under FMLA

Friday, November 21st, 2008
Posted by Tamara
When employees take FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act) leave, they are ensured by law to keep their jobs. Companies have often mistakenly assumed that they must “keep the job open” or vacant, while the employee is on FMLA leave. Workers, too, often ask, “While I’m on FMLA leave, ... continue reading

Maryland Job Security Under FMLA

Thursday, November 20th, 2008
Posted by Tamara
The FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act) provides unpaid, job-protected leave to workers for various medical and personal situations. The term job-protected often confuses both employers and employees.

Several Maryland workers have asked if their employer is legally required to “hold their job open” while they are ... continue reading

Nevada Job Security Under FMLA

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008
Posted by Tamara
Both employers and employees are often confused about what happens to the worker’s job when he or she is on FMLA leave (Family and Medical Leave Act). Several employees have asked if their company is legally required to “hold their job open”, while they are on leave. Employers are ... continue reading

Alabama Job Security Under FMLA

Saturday, November 15th, 2008
Posted by Tamara
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) requires that when a worker is out on leave, he or she be still considered employed by that company. The employer may not terminate that worker simply because he or she is absent.

This concept can be confusing for Alabama ... continue reading

Virginia Short Term Disability

Monday, October 27th, 2008
Posted by Tamara
Many Virginia companies offer short term disability benefits to their workers. Some offer benefits after the employee has used up all accrued sick and vacation leave. Other companies provide disability benefits as an option with the company group health insurance, usually at an additional cost.

Though many ... continue reading

Maternity Leave in Missouri

Friday, October 3rd, 2008
Posted by Tamara
Can Missouri employees on maternity leave be fired or laid off?

The answer is generally no, but there are circumstances where it is legal to terminate someone on leave.

The federal Family and Medical Leave Act of1993 (FMLA) provides family leave to employees for childbirth, ... continue reading

Maternity Leave in Louisiana

Thursday, September 18th, 2008
Posted by Tamara
Louisiana employees often ask the following question. “Can a worker on maternity leave be fired or laid off?”

The answer depends on the circumstances. Generally, under the federal FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993), eligible employees are allowed to take up to 12 weeks of ... continue reading

Maternity Leave in Virginia

Friday, August 22nd, 2008
Posted by Tamara
In Virginia, several employees are curious if an employee on maternity leave can be fired or laid off.

Generally, the answer is no, but there are exceptions. First of all employees are eligible to take up to 12 weeks of family under federal law FMLA (Family and ... continue reading

Maternity Leave in Oklahoma

Thursday, August 21st, 2008
Posted by Tamara
The federal FMLA applies to employees in almost every state. There are eleven states, however, that have established their own laws for family leave. When Oklahoma workers ask if an employee on maternity leave can be fired or laid off, FMLA applies. In the other states, such as California, ... continue reading

Maternity Leave in Indiana

Friday, August 15th, 2008
Posted by Tamara
Federal law allows employees to take leave for certain reasons. The FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993) provides workers with up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave for childbirth, bonding with a new baby or caring for a newly fostered child.

Indiana employees are ... continue reading

Intermittent FMLA in Iowa

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008
Posted by Tamara
New federal FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993) regulations were issued in February of 2008 to clarify a much-debated aspect of the FMLA laws.

The regulations specifically state that an eligible employee may take unscheduled, intermittent FMLA leave for health and family reasons as before. ... continue reading

Returning to Work After FMLA in Delaware

Sunday, August 10th, 2008
Posted by Tamara
Many questions arise regarding Delaware employees on FMLA returning to work. If the employee’s supervisor says she is entitled only to part-time work, but the HR department says she must be returned to full-time status, who is right?

The Human Resources (HR) department is interpreting FMLA correctly ... continue reading

Returning to Work After FMLA in Kentucky

Thursday, August 7th, 2008
Posted by Tamara
Is a Kentucky employee entitled to the same job after FMLA leave? In most cases, the answer is yes. The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides unpaid, job-protected leave, so the employee should return to the same job, or a job with the same wages, benefits and ... continue reading

Returning to Work After FMLA in Connecticut

Monday, August 4th, 2008
Posted by Tamara
In Connecticut, a full-time employee is returning to work after 10 weeks of FMLA. Her supervisor says that he has hired someone new, and can only give the returning employee half of her normal hours. The HR department says that he has to give her the same number as ... continue reading

Nebraska FMLA

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008
Posted by Tamara
Many employees in Nebraska have questions about job protection under FMLA.

An employer in Nebraska, and other states in the nation, is not allowed to change an employee’s working conditions based solely on FMLA leave.   The Family and Medical Leave Act permits an employee to take ... continue reading

Returning to Work After FMLA in Michigan

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008
Posted by Tamara
In Michigan, Lynette returns to her job after a 12-week FMLA absence. He employer tells her that even though she had a 40-hour job, while she was gone, he replaced her with Suzette.   Her boss likes the job both women have been doing and thinks he is being ... continue reading

Maternity Leave in Texas

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008
Posted by Tamara

The issue of maternity leave has raised questions for many workers in Texas. Many of these workers are concerned that they might be fired or laid off from their jobs should they have to go out on maternity leave.

To address these concerns, the situation must be looked at ... continue reading

Maternity Leave In Ohio

Thursday, April 10th, 2008
Posted by Tamara

In the state of Ohio, some workers have questions and concerns regarding their rights when they are on maternity leave. Depending upon each person’s situation, the answer to these questions could be quite different.

Ohio is one of many states in America that chooses to follow the regulations laid ... continue reading

Maternity Leave in Nevada

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008
Posted by Tamara

The issue of maternity leave has raised quite a few questions in Nevada. Workers are concerned about the security of their jobs, should they have to be absent from work for an extended period of time due to pregnancy.

Specifically, workers have asked if it is possible for them ... continue reading

Maternity Leave in Massachusetts

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008
Posted by Tamara

Concerns about maternity leave and job security have arisen in Massachusetts. In particular, employees have concerns about whether they will still have a job if they are out on maternity leave. Are there any protections for these workers? The answer is somewhat complex.

Under the federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act, ... continue reading

Maternity Leave in Arkansas

Monday, April 7th, 2008
Posted by Tamara

Can employees in Arkansas be fired or laid off if they go on maternity leave? This is a question that has many workers concerned.

In Arkansas, the federal Family and Medical Leave Act is the regulating legislation regarding family leave. Under this act, workers may take up to 12 ... continue reading

Intermittent FMLA in Kansas

Thursday, March 27th, 2008
Posted by Tamara

FMLA, or the Family and Medical Leave Act, has become a highly debated topic in Kansas. Essentially, FMLA regulations allow qualified employees who have any type of serious medical condition to take unpaid time off of work. The time off is also job-protected. Employees may take time in whole day ... continue reading

Intermittent FMLA in South Dakota

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008
Posted by Tamara

Workers in South Dakota, as well as in all other states, must receive FMLA leave if they are entitled to it by law. Employees are permitted to use this leave in any way that they see fit, including taking only one or two hours off at a time, or taking ... continue reading

Intermittent FMLA in Utah

Friday, March 21st, 2008
Posted by Tamara

Many employers in Utah, as well as throughout the country, have become concerned about some features of the Family and Medical Leave Act. Specifically, the ability of employees to take not only intermittent leave, but leave that has not been scheduled in advance. In fact, employers are so concerned about ... continue reading

Intermittent FMLA in Arkansas

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008
Posted by Tamara

Arkansas employers have become embroiled in a hotly debated issue regarding FMLA leave. The Family and Medical Leave Act, which was signed into law in 1992, allows workers to take unpaid time off of work for various personal or medical reasons. Workers may take time off because of their own ... continue reading

Intermittent FMLA in New Jersey

Sunday, March 16th, 2008
Posted by Tamara

Employers and workers in New Jersey are engaged in a debate about the Family and Medical Leave Act or FMLA leave. Specifically, the ability of employees to take unscheduled intermittent leave, is the most serious concern for employers throughout the United States.

FMLA permits all eligible workers to take ... continue reading

Paid Time Off and FMLA in Ohio

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008
Posted by Tamara

Many Ohio workers benefit from their companies’ paid leave plans, which provide them vacation time, sick time, personal days, and sometimes short term disability.

But under some conditions, according to the U.S. Labor Department, employees who use that time may find themselves cutting into their FMLA leave.

The ... continue reading

Paid Time Off and FMLA in Montana

Friday, February 22nd, 2008
Posted by Tamara

It’s perfectly legal for employers to deduct workers’ paid leave from their federally guaranteed 12 weeks of unpaid FMLA leave, says the U.S. Department of Labor.

FMLA is the Family and Medical Leave Act. It entitles all employees to as many as 12 weeks of unpaid, job protected leave ... continue reading

Paid Time Off and FMLA in Louisiana

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008
Posted by Tamara

Here’s something that both employers and workers in Louisiana should know:

Under some conditions, if an employee takes paid leave, that time can be deducted from the 12 weeks of unpaid FMLA leave that every worker is entitled to under federal law. That’s the word from the U.S. Department ... continue reading