Some good news: A federal court has ruled that an employer that mistakenly tells an employee he is covered by the
Recent case: Ronald Kuczynski left his job as president of Lyra and started his own company. Lyra Management sued him, and Kuczynski filed his own lawsuit alleging that he had been denied rights to take .
Lyra said he wasn’t eligible because it didn’t employ more than 50 employees. Kuczynski countered that he had a letter from Lyra saying he was eligible.
The court dismissed the case, concluding the letter didn’t bind Lyra. (Kuczynski v. Lyra Management, No. 08-62067, SD FL, 2009)
Final note: The court noted that the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals hasn’t ruled on the issue yet. That may mean an appeal.
- Beware retaliation suits even after employee's gone
- FMLA: Treat leave request involving adult children similarly to those involving parents
- TQM's Juran: Curb your arrogance
- Review duties, update job descriptions yearly to ensure employees are properly classified
- Track whom you discipline to avoid litigation