Archive for 'Family and Medical Leave Act'

Employers repeatedly complain they believe employees are “gaming the system” or “abusing the system” when it comes to leave policies. This often comes up when an employee is out on Family Medical Leave.  More times than not, an employer will say they believe the employee is exaggerating their condition or flat out lying, but they […]

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In a recent decision, Graziadio v. Culinary Institute of America, the Second Circuit held that a Director of Human Resources could potentially be individually liable to a former employee for Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) violations. In Graziadio, Cathleen Graziadio worked as a payroll administrator with the Culinary Institute of America (“CIA”).  Her son was […]

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For well over two decades, Employers with 50 or more employees have been required to provide employees with leave under the federal Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”). Despite its age, complying with the FMLA remains a challenge.  In fact, in fiscal year 2015, the Department of Labor, the federal agency tasked with enforcing the FMLA, […]

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Years ago, employers would celebrate an employee’s pregnancy by throwing a baby shower or buying a baby gift. The employee was then left to juggle her pregnancy and her job.  Over the past two decades, employers’ obligations toward pregnant employees and their spouses/partners have significantly changed; the latest trend being the enactment of paid family […]

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On April 4, 2016, New York became the fifth state to mandate paid family leave. California, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Washington already have laws on this topic. Under the new law, after 26 weeks of employment, employees will be eligible for up to 12 weeks of partially paid family leave which is defined as […]

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